The Buenos Aires head of government and presidential candidate for Together for Change,
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
ordered a criminal complaint against the Edesur company
for the power outages that affect thousands of users in the City of Buenos Aires.
"In the City, as in so many places in the country, there are thousands and thousands of people who are still in
anguish of not having electricity. Thus, no one can live,
" said Rodríguez Larreta when announcing the start of legal actions against the company energy and after being claimed at a crossroads with neighbors in a bar in Parque Lezama.
And he continued: "That you lack electricity for so many days is no longer a nuisance,
it is a risk to health and life. And those responsible have to take charge
. For this reason, we filed a criminal complaint against EDESUR."
Different Buenos Aires neighborhoods and districts of the AMBA have been suffering for weeks due to power cuts in the middle of the heat wave that further aggravates the situation.
The complaint to which Clarín agreed points out the situation of affected users in the neighborhoods of "Mataderos, Villa Lugano, Flores, Liniers, Mataderos, Monserrat, Parque Chacabuco, Villa Crespo, Villa Riachuelo, Almagro, Balvanera, Boedo, Caballito, Constitución, Floresta, Monte Castro, Nueva Pompeya, San Telmo, Villa del Parque, Villa Devoto, Villa Real, Villa Soldati and Villa Santa Rita".
In a thread on Twitter, Rodríguez Larreta also pointed against the national government: "Let's speak clearly. The reason for this problem is the energy crisis that our country is experiencing as a result of these years where the regulatory frameworks were not complied with, where the government intervened in
the regulatory entities without offering solutions
and the pricing policy destroyed the investment".
Insisting on the criticism of the Executive, Rodríguez Larreta stressed that "as if this were not enough,
the Government made EDENOR and EDESUR more flexible in paying a debt
of 140 billion pesos, without controlling or guaranteeing that they used that money to invest in improve service."
And he closed: "We need a serious energy policy that guarantees Argentines and the productive sectors the energy they need to live, grow and develop. We cannot continue wasting the potential we have in oil, gas and renewable energy".
The Secretary of Energy, Flavia Royón, at a press conference.
Photo Maxi Failla
The complaint, promoted by the mayor through the Buenos Aires Attorney General, comes one day after the national Energy Secretary, Flavia Royón, sent the ENRE to make a similar judicial presentation.
Royón instructed the ENRE to denounce the entire board of directors of the Edesur company for "embezzlement and fraud to the detriment of the public administration" and "abandonment of people" in the face of the crisis due to power outages.
As Clarín learned, the secretary also demanded that the ENRE submit the report on the status of the provision to the Bicameral Commission for Monitoring Public Service Concessions of Congress so that it "advises whether it is appropriate to terminate" the privatization of the electrical service in hands of Edesur, of the Italian group Enel.
Royón's request to the Martello area coincides with the claim that the massista official to evaluate removing the service from the company, which rushed before the escalation of power outages in the City of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires suburbs in full wave heat record.
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Due to the power outages, the Government finalized the criminal complaint against Edesur and is considering removing the concession