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Lima council members removed over corruption charges

By Manuel Vigo

Last Friday Lima’s city council voted to remove Luis Valer Coronado and Cayo Tito Quillas over allegations of corruption.

Lima council members removed over corruption charges

Luis Valer Coronado and Cayo Tito Quillas (Photo: El Comercio/Archive)

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.