December 10, 2013
Salvador Mazza residents demand resignationMonday, August 19, 2013
Mayor of city in Salta gets leave after he is found in brothel
The city council of the Salvador Mazza town in the northern province of Salta approved a 90-day leave requested by Mayor Carlos Villalba, who was arrested Thursday during a raid on a brothel as part of a case investigating human trafficking.
The leave request was approved with five votes in favour and two against, following a heated debate and with neighbours gathering outside the council demanding that the mayor resign.
The protesters outside the council threw eggs at the building where the town officials were meeting, and even traded blows with a group of municipal employees.
Lawmakers of the Salta province also asked for Villalba’s resignation and even asked for the town to be put under provincial control.
Naked and not alone
Last Thursday, Villalba was arrested in a brothel in Salta’s capital city during a raid ordered by a federal judge as part of an investigation into human trafficking, a measure originally demanded by the AFIP tax bureau.
After he was found inside the brothel, the mayor said he believed he was at a family home where there were men and women, not in a brothel. He then alleged that men in the house (where 64 women were rescued from a sexual trafficking network) were simply “businessmen”.
According to local newspaper El Tribuno, Villalba was naked and next to two women when the raid occurred. That night, the mayor was with his friend Marisel Llanes, partner of a cabaret owner in Chile, the same newspaper reported.
Herald with DyN, online media