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Mauricio Claver-Carone, out of the presidency of the IDB due to relationship with subordinate

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) dismissed Mauricio Claver-Carone from the presidency after an investigation determined that he had an intimate relationship with a subordinate, which violated the code of ethics of that entity.

“The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), following the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Executive Directors, has resolved that Mr. Mauricio Claver-Carone will cease to function as President of the Bank, effective September 26, 2022″ , explains a statement from the IDB.

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The investigation was carried out by the Davis Polk law firm and began after an anonymous complaint indicating that Claver-Carone had a romantic relationship with a worker, who received salary increases in recent years, that is, , having a favor treatment.

A paper tablecloth signed by both with a declaration of love was also found during a work trip in Colombia.

The governors of the Assembly (made up of economy ministers or central bank directors from the 48 member countries) voted to make the decision.

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According to the agency EFE, the former president said that the information had been fabricated and criticized it. The presidency will be held by Executive Vice President Reina Irene Mejía Chacón until the election of the new president.

“It is clear that the relationship is fully proven, even if he says no,” a source told EFE.

Claver-Carone had been in office since October 2020 after being appointed by former President Donald Trump. Now the countries will consider the return of a Latin American president since he had previously been preceded by the Chilean Felipe Herrera, the Mexican Antonio Ortiz Mena, the Uruguayan Enrique Iglesias and the Colombian Luis Alberto Moreno. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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