Citizens remove Mayor in Oaxaca who they tried to hang


The Sola de Vega council approved the removal of Josué Calvo Núñez; meanwhile, authorities opened an investigation against him.

The community assembly pressured the town hall of Sola de Vega, Oaxaca, to remove Mayor Josué Calvo Núñez after they tried to lynch him and hang him by the neck last week after accusing him of corruption.

The inhabitants protested and blocked the Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido highway for three days to demand the mayor’s resignation. The removal of Calvo Núñez was approved after an extraordinary session of the council was held, where it was determined by a majority that the municipality should leave the office, and in his place, the citizen Antonio Gregorio Cruz Ríos was elected as a substitute.

When he left his post, he was left in the hands of the State Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, which based on the complaints and reports, integrated an investigation folder against the person implicated for the crimes of fraud and inexplicable enrichment.

The former mayor adhered to an injunction that his lawyers filed before a district court, to follow the process that was filed against him on probation.

On Thursday, residents detained and tried to hang the mayor of Sola de Vega, after accusing him of not carrying out works in favor of the community, illicit enrichment, and links with drug trafficking.


The Oaxaca Post