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The Government reinforces security in the Province with gendarmes at the beginning of the electoral year


Aníbal Fernández signed the decree to create a unified command of federal forces, which will operate in the Buenos Aires territory. On Monday it is published in the Official Gazette.

Given the advance of insecurity and the growth of drug trafficking in the province of Buenos Aires, the national government took action on the matter and as of this Monday will formally create a

unified command of federal forces

that will operate in five strategic points of the Buenos Aires territory: Plata, Avellaneda, La Matanza, Tigre and Pilar.

This was confirmed by the Minister of Security

Aníbal Fernández

himself, who in recent days gave credence to the issue on his social networks. The ministerial resolution has already been signed by the official, but it is expected that it will only be published in the Official Gazette this Monday.

According to Casa Rosada, the decision is in line with the armed security operation in Rosario in the last month, and was a request made repeatedly by the mayors of the Conurbano, both from the ruling party and from the opposition, and which also showed supporters within the cabinet by Axel Kicillof.

The measure

removes weight in decision-making from Sergio Berni

, the Buenos Aires Minister of Security, openly in conflict with the head of National Security, Aníbal Fernández.

Although there are no details, it is believed that the body will be made up of around 7,000 gendarmes.



was able to learn , there are currently

4,953 gendarmes working in the Buenos Aires area

, distributed in the different municipalities.

But there is also the Prefecture in key districts such as Ensenada, Quilmes, Avellaneda, Tigre and Vicente López, all with access to the Río de la Plata, while the Federal Police has a presence in almost all provincial municipalities, but especially in those with with federal courts, such as Lomas de Zamora.

The PSA, meanwhile, operates in Ezeiza, Morón and Quilmes.

The national government is confronted by the security policy with the Buenos Aires.

The ministerial resolution, which will not have the nature of a decree, unifies criminal intelligence and the movement of troops throughout the province.

And it comes from an agreement between the Nation and Governor Axel Kicillof, after short circuits that had occurred between the two in recent weeks.

An example of this is that the

headquarters of La Matanza

, on a property ceded by the mayor Fernando Espinoza, will be in charge of

Mercedes La Gioiosa

, Secretary of Security and National Criminal Policy, with a good relationship with Kicillof.

There will also be one more designated there, which will depend on Berni.

A physical headquarters is being sought for the operational base of La Plata.

As published by the newspaper El Día from La Plata, it will be built with modules similar to containers and will have the capacity to house at least 150 gendarmes per shift, in the so-called "mobile unit" format.

In addition, weekly meetings are planned in the different areas, where the "heat map"

will be carefully followed

, referring to the hottest spots in the province where crimes of a different nature must be solved.

There will also be mobile checkpoints at different points in the suburbs, in order to ensure that criminals do not know where the controls are being carried out.

The model is similar to the one the government adopted in Rosario and also in Villa Mascardi, in the south of the country.

They assure that it is "working well".

Aníbal Fernández had announced the creation of the unified command of federal forces during his visit to Congress

, earlier this month, when he attended a meeting in the Security Commission of the Chamber of Deputies.

After that,

Axel Kicillof asked him for explanations on how he was going to implement it


The governor did so through an official letter, accompanied by his Security Minister, Sergio Berni.

When asked by the province to find out if they had consulted the Buenos Aires forces, the national government responded that there had been contact, both with mayors and with the Buenos Aires chief of staff, Martín Insaurralde.

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-26

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