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Peru Minister Resigns After Rioters Kill Mayor

Peru’s Interior Minister Fernando Rospigliosi resigned on Thursday after he was censured by Congress over accusations he mishandled a riot last month, which led to the lynching of a mayor. “Mr. President, complying with Constitution of Peru, I present my resignation from the post of interior minister,” Rospigliosi told a news conference, reading from a letter he sent to President Alejandro Toledo. Rospigliosi was required by law to resign after a majority of lawmakers voted to censure him on Wednesday night. They said he failed to act to calm three weeks of protests before a 15,000-strong mob kidnapped Cirilo Robles, the mayor of Ilave, a small town near Lake Titicaca, on the night of April 25. The mob of mostly Aymara Indians beat him and dragged him through the town, killing him early the next day. Full Story

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