The Minister of National Security, Aníbal Fernández, spoke on Monday about sending gendarmes to the province of Buenos Aires and responded to criticism from Governor Axel Kicillof, who sent him a letter to demand explanations about the deployment of federal forces .
In statements to the press, the official gave a detailed explanation of the meetings that were held with the security secretaries of all the districts of the Buenos Aires suburbs to coordinate the measure.
"Why don't you know? Guys, if you are watching another channel, it's not my fault. We work the same way every day," he added, referring to the lack of knowledge on the part of the Buenos Aires president and his Security Minister, Sergio Berni, about the measure.
Fernández diagrammed the installation of five operational bases in the Conurbano, without coordinating with Berni, in La Plata, Avellaneda, La Matanza, Pilar and Tigre.
"The response has to be immediate, that's why the letter annoys me," he added, referring to the letter sent to him by Governor Kicillof.
Aníbal Fernández with Axel Kicillof and Verónica Magario.
When asked in statements to CNN radio regarding whether it was Minister Berni who asked him to send federal forces, Fernández responded with an irony that makes it clear that the relationship between the two is not going through its best moment.
"No, the Lord is very important to talk to us, he doesn't talk to earthly people, he talks to demigods like Greek mythology," he said.
After the chicanas, the official explained that the measure aims to "prevent" in terms of security as he did with the "Safe Stations" plan last year.
"The worst that can happen is running back to crime. We try to prevent so that we don't have headaches and complications. Sometimes things don't work out, not because of a lack of vocation or investment and depth of the subject, but because a little bit of advantage so that what we were thinking together was fulfilled", he expressed.
The Security Minister added that the five unified commandos will allow "acting quickly" and also "being present" in places defined as La Matanza, where episodes of insecurity have multiplied in recent months.
At the opening of ordinary sessions of the Deliberative Council, Mayor Fernando Espinosa announced the arrival of "100 gendarmes" to tour the areas most affected by insecurity.
However, the communal chiefs of La Plata, Tigre, Pilar and Avellaneda were unaware of the measure and details of the new security scheme drawn up by the Nation.
"This is beyond that issue (Safe Stations) and we are entering together, analyzing, studying, reviewing all the places and with the mobiles to be able to meet the objective. It has to do with that, the thought and the vocation to comply in what that we understood that it was judicious and sensible to work with those who are at the foot of the truck all day," he said.
Fernández explained that there were four meetings with the security secretaries of the 135 Buenos Aires municipalities and that he attended the last meeting in the Sentinel Building to "encourage them" and tell them that together they were doing "a good job."