The mayor of Quito, Mauricio Rodas, has announced that the capital’s municipality has removed from the Plaza Argentina the bronze monument of the ex-ruler of Argentina Néstor Kichner.
“The bust of the former president of Argentina Néstor Kichner located in Plaza Argentina, which was authorized by the previous administration, was withdrawn by the Municipality of Quito,” said a statement posted by Rodas.
The bust has been transferred to the warehouses of the Metropolitan Public Enterprise of Mobility and Public Works and it is expected that in the next few hours it will be the Embassy of Argentina that will resolve its destiny.
This decision is known as a result of the investigation by the Argentine justice on eight notebooks that presumably belonged to a driver of a former Kichner official and who is being detained.
In this notebook that employee would have recorded between 2005 and 2015 the days and hours in which several entrepreneurs paid millions of dollars in bribes and the destinations of these sums, which in most were directed to the presidential residence in the period of Néstor Kichner.
The bust of the former president of Argentina was inaugurated on October 2, 2014, in a tribute to who was also the first secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). (I)