Municipal council of El Agustino, including members and their political affiliations, and reports of scandals, arrests or threats against its members (1995-2002) [PER38067.E]

The National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) of Peru reports that the mayors of the Metropolitan Lima district of El Agustino were:

-1993-1995: Jesús F. Cisneros Rojas, of the Obras political group;
-1995-1998: Francisco Antiporta Laymito, of the C90-NM group;
-1998-2002: Francisco Antiporta Laymito, of the Vamos Vecino group (4 Feb. 2002).

The ONPE also provides the following roster of municipal councillors (regidores) for the 1998-2002 period, as of January 2001:

-1st councillor (1er regidor): Carlos Elias Romo Retes (Vamos Vecino)
-2nd councillor: Jorge Alberto Vales Carrillo (Vamos Vecino)
-3rd councillor: Cesar Orlando Rodriguez Castro (Vamos Vecino)
-4th councillor: Clara Guardia Taype (Vamos Vecino)
-5th councillor: Maria Arias Pebe de Lopez (Vamos Vecino)
-6th councillor: Julia Inocente Romero (Vamos Vecino)
-7th councillor: Juan Lorenzo Agip Uriarte (Vamos Vecino)
-8th councillor: Silvano Mallma Alvites (Somos Peru)
-9th councillor: Prospero Piñas Gomez (Somos Peru)
-10th councillor: Bertha Yolanda Condori Palomino (Union Por El Peru)
-11th councillor: Victor Romero Mendez (Independent List "Rebirth of El Agustino"-L.I. de Renacer de El Agustino) (ONPE 2001).

Although the district mayor of El Agustino, Francisco Antiporta Laymito, is mentioned as a pro-Fujimori political figure (Caretas 23 July 1998; ibid. 11 Dec. 1997), no reports of scandals, arrests or threats relating to him or other named political figures of El Agustino could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. No references to a councillor of El Agustino with the name indicated in the information request could be found among the sources consulted.

A document published by the Peruvian tax authority (Superintendencia Nacional de Administración Tributaria, SUNAT) on 5 July 1999 names councillor Carlos Romo Retez as the Deputy Mayor (Teniente Alcalde) and acting mayor of El Agustino. However, a more recent report refers again to Francisco Antiporta Laymito as the mayor of El Agustino and the signatory of a new by-law (ordenanza) of the district (Teleley 31 Mar. 2002).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Caretas [Lima]. 23 July 1998. No. 1526. "Crespos Hechos." [Accessed 14 May 2002]

_____. 11 December 1997. No. 1495. "Manos de Tijera: En asamblea metropolitana, alcaldes oficialistas se desbocan y piden más recortes al Concejo de Lima." [Accessed 14 May 2002]

Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electorales (ONPE), Lima. 4 February 2002. "Alcaldes Distritales 1964-2002." [Accessed 15 May 2002]

_____. 2001. "Relación de Alcaldes y Regidores Provinciales y Distritales (según JNE, hasta Enero de 2001)." [Accessed 15 May 2002]

Superintendencia Nacional de Administración Tributaria (SUNAT), Lima. 5 July 1999. "Oficio No. 051-99-KC0000." [Accessed 14 May 2002]

Teleley, Lima. 31 March 2002. "Ordenanza 132-MDEA (31 Ene. 2002)." [Accessed 14 May 2002]

Additional Sources Consulted

Caretas [Lima]. Searchable archives. 1997-2002.

El Comercio [Lima]. Searchable archives. 1999-2002.
Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos, Lima. 5 March 2001.

Informe Anual 2000.

_____. February 2000. Informe Anual 1999.

La República [Lima]. Searchable archives. 1998-2002.

IRB Databases.

Internet search engines and websites.


This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific reports available in the Resource Centre are not included.