At today’s press conference, the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceno brought to light revelations involving Minister Rene Montero’s family that involved a number of land transactions. Briceno was asked to respond to whether the lands in question was acquired by his government for a public purpose and then sold or transferred for private use. Here is his response.
John Briceno – Leader of the Opposition
“Absolutely false, what we did we closed off the area, we passed most of that land over to the Elijio Panti National Park. What Gasper Vega and Montero and they did they reserved a portion of the land and they sold it to themselves. Pablo Marin family and Contreras family those are some of the prominent names that were issued land in that area.”
Briceno said he is not bringing these issues to light for political gain, but rather to reveal to the people of the west, the type of leader they have in Montero.