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Lima council members removed over corruption charges
Luis Valer Coronado and Cayo Tito Quillas (Photo: El Comercio/Archive)
By Manuel Vigo
February 4, 2013
Last Friday Lima’s city council voted to remove two aldermen over allegations of corruption.
According to El Comercio, the city council voted to remove Luis Valer Coronado and Cayo Tito Quillas, both of them council members who were part of the Fuerza Social party.
During the meeting, which was supervised by Mayor Susana Villarán, both men were found guilty of having illegally sold city property, as well as having given municipal contracts to businesses owned by their respective families.
Party members Fidel Rios Alarcon, and Manuel Sulca Escalante would reportedly replace Valer and Tito.
According to the daily, the national elections agency has said that Rios and Sulca would not be included in the upcoming recall referendum against Mayor Villarán and the city council.
Villarán and 39 members of Lima’s municipal council will face a recall referendum on March 17.
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Total coments: 4
Commented By: David
On: February 4, 2013. 6:27 pm
Business as usual or simply politics and they will pop up again in some future spot.
Commented By: Jimmyjames
On: February 4, 2013. 11:05 pm
Swift and decisive action should be taken. Set an example and show the direction Peru is moving in.........
Commented By: Dale Hemme
On: February 4, 2013. 11:55 pm
Somehow the words of King Solomon come to mind, "There is nothing new under the sun."
Commented By: Martin
On: February 4, 2013. 12:03 pm
If guilty why not fined and puit in jail. Simply removing from office tells the public that crime does pay. And pays very well.
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