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Axel Kicillof responded to Aníbal Fernández for sending gendarmes to the suburbs: "They haven't sent any yet"


The Buenos Aires governor said that he requested a reinforcement of 6,000 troops for the province of Buenos Aires.

The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, responded on Tuesday to the Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández, for sending gendarmes to the province of Buenos Aires and warned that "they have not yet sent any" cash. 

He also assured that he is not "for controversy" but "for coordination" in terms of security, referring to the dispatch of gendarmes ordered by the national government to the Buenos Aires territory.

Days ago it was learned that by decision of the Casa Rosada, five units will be created with federal forces in La Plata, La Matanza, Tigre, Pilar and Avellaneda, for which the Ministry of Security. 

In this sense, Governor Kicillof sent a letter to the Minister of National Security, Aníbal Fernández, in which he asked him to report if the proposal was coordinated with any provincial official, as well as the functions, responsibilities and operational capacities that these bases will have. .

"I am not going to argue with Minister Aníbal Fernández. I think it is not worth it. We have been requesting the dispatch of gendarmes since Sabina Frederic was minister. We have always emphatically requested the dispatch of 6,000 gendarmes. There were many conversations, even with the president, on this issue, but they still haven't sent any of those 6,000," Kicillof said this morning in statements to Radio Provincia.

Then, the provincial president stated that "if the gendarmes are for drug trafficking, it is an attribution and a task of the Nation that they should not coordinate with us; but if they deploy gendarmes for citizen security issues, they must coordinate with the Buenos Aires Ministry of Security ".

"We are asking for coordination. We are not here for controversy, but for coordination: when, where and for what purpose they are going to deploy them," Kicillof reiterated, adding that "he never wanted to get into controversy."

And he added: "I want results and we have been bidding for this for 3 years. I continue to hope that there will be a deployment of gendarmes in the province of Buenos Aires."

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Source: clarin

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