Mario Moraga

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Mario Moraga Cáceres
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Regidor of Pichilemu
In office
21 May 1967 – 16 May 1971
Personal details
Born (1939-07-16) July 16, 1939 (age 75)
Pichilemu, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party Christian Democrat Party of Chile (until 1992)

Mario Alejandro Moraga Cáceres (b. Pichilemu, 16 July 1939) is a Chilean politician, who worked as regidor of Pichilemu, O'Higgins Region, between 1967 and 1970.[1] Moraga is popularly known as el Sin Pelos en la Lengua (literally, in English: The One Without Hairs in the Tongue, meaning The Outspoken One, or The One Without Minced Words),[1] after the radio program he hosts in Radio Entre Olas.[2]

Biography[edit]

Mario Moraga Cáceres was born in Pichilemu on 16 July 1939. His parents were Adolfo Moraga Rodríguez and María Magdalena Cáceres Jorquera.[3]

Political career[edit]

Moraga was elected in 1967 regidor of Pichilemu, an office which he held until 1971 under Mayor Carlos Rojas Pavez.[4] After the Chilean transition to democracy, Moraga has participated in several municipal elections. In 1992, he renounced the Christian Democrat Party of Chile, after he was not supported by his party to run in the municipal elections of that year;[1] he ran as independent in 1996, but was not elected mayor nor councillor, obtaining only 229 (3.61%) from the 6,352 total votes.[5] In the 2000,[6] and 2004 municipal elections,[7] he ran for mayor, unsuccessfully.[1] In 2008, Moraga ran independently for councillor of Pichilemu, obtaining 629 (8.83%) from the 7,127 total votes (surpassing Marta Urzúa Púa — who was elected — for almost 500 votes), but was not elected.[8] In 2012, he ran again for mayor, but lost against Roberto Córdova; Moraga obtained 469 votes, the 6.57 per cent from the total vote.[9]

Sin Pelos en la Lengua[edit]

Mario Moraga during the Municipal Debate held in October 2012 at Colegio de la Preciosa Sangre

Sin Pelos en la Lengua is a radio program, hosted by Mario Moraga since 1997, in which he informs and comments communal, regional, and national events, although he mostly discusses scandals and controversial matters that happen in the municipality of Pichilemu.[2] It was first broadcast on Radio Atardecer,[1] although it moved to Radio Entre Olas in 1999.[2] According to Pichilemu News, Mario Moraga's Sin Pelos en la Lengua is one of the most heard radio programs in Pichilemu.[2]

Sin Pelos en la Lengua is funded "by Pichileminian businessmen, some merchants, and citizens."[2]

In May 2010, Moraga was sued for libel and slander by Dante Cornejo, municipal administrator during Mayor Roberto Córdova's government, after Moraga reportedly "gave an information that involved Cornejo [...] that wasn't veracious," in his program Sin Pelos en la Lengua.[10][11] Dante Cornejo appeared with his attorney Fabricio Jiménez — who also works as Legal Counsel of the Municipality of Pichilemu, and was Governor of Cardenal Caro Province between 2004 and 2006 — during the trial against Moraga in the Court of Pichilemu.[11] Mario Moraga eventually apologized, retracting his 'defamatory statements', on November 9, 2010.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Saldías, Washington (18 December 2007). "Mario Moraga Cáceres, ex regidor DC: "Soldado de mil batallas" conversó con PichilemuNews". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Saldías, Washington (3 April 2007). "Sin Pelos en la Lengua, programa del ex regidor Mario Moraga Cáceres desde el domingo". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 21 November 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Certificado de Nacimiento" (in Spanish). Registro Civil e Identificación. 2 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Saldías, Washington (2 August 2007). "Alcaldes, regidores y concejales de la comuna de Pichilemu". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Votación Candidatos por Comuna Pichilemu Municipales 1996" (in Spanish). Santiago, Chile: Ministry of the Interior of Chile. 1996. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Votación Candidatos por Comuna Pichilemu Municipales 2000" (in Spanish). Santiago, Chile: Ministry of the Interior of Chile. 2000. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Votación Candidatos por Comuna Pichilemu Alcaldes 2004" (in Spanish). Santiago, Chile: Ministry of the Interior of Chile. 2004. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Votación Candidatos por Comuna Pichilemu Concejales 2008" (in Spanish). Santiago, Chile: Ministry of the Interior of Chile. 2008. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Resultados Municipales 2012 Alcaldes" (in Spanish). Chile: Servicio Electoral. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Saldías, Washington (9 November 2010). "Mario Moraga Cáceres leyó texto reparatorio en tribunal pichilemino". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Saldías, Washington (4 August 2010). "Ex regidor Mario Moraga Cáceres (ex DC) no se desdice en juicio con funcionario municipal". Pichilemu News (in Spanish) (Pichilemu, Chile). Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2011.