Bogota mayor, Gustavo Petro, removed by President
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, dismissed precautionary measures that issued the Inter-American Commission on human rights (IACHR) ,and executed the judgment issued by the Attorney General, Alejandro Ordóñez, to dismiss and disable Gustavo Petro for 15 years, due to three serious misconducts to change the garbage recolection scheme in Bogota.
The President appointed the Minister of labour, Rafael Pardo, as new Deputy Mayor.
Santos, throughout the day and with his legal team, conducted several consultations at national and international levels, even in the own IACHR, to take this decision, with the argument that Petro has not strained his resources in Colombia and, therefore, could benefit from them before requesting precautionary measures.
The former Mayor of Bogota is now accused of violating rules of free competition at the end of 2012, when he changed the system of garbage collection to deliver it to the State Water Company.