Sex scandal forces Mexico party boss out

2014-06-13 09:41
Chichen-Itza pyramids, Mexico. (Greenpeace, AP, file)

Chichen-Itza pyramids, Mexico. (Greenpeace, AP, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Mexico City - The local political chief for Mexico's ruling party in the capital resigned following reports that his office hired women to have sex with him and placed them on party payrolls, party officials announced on Thursday.

Cuauhtemoc Gutierrez had taken a leave of absence as the Mexico City leader of President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in order to not obstruct an investigation.

PRI representative Manuel Andrade said that Gutierrez resigned his post this week and that a replacement has already been named.

MVS radio station in April aired a story by an undercover reporter who recorded recruiters telling potential hires they would have to have sex with Gutierrez if given a job as secretaries or receptionists.

The report alleged he recruited women for the positions through newspaper ads for "women to work in government offices".

Gutierrez has called the report "absolutely false".

The PRI has made a big comeback nationwide since losing its 71-year hold on the presidency in 2000, regaining the nation's top post in 2012, but Mexico City remains a weak point for the party.

The capital's mayoralty has been held by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party since 1997.
Read more on:    mexico

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Amazing solar inventions!

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.



Plastic on your plate
Prince George the green prince?
Lean, green, drifiting machine
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

It may be hard to maintain a steady rhythm as you find yourself juggling a zillion things. Slow down a little and let go of more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.