The head of the City Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, presented this Monday the new Buenos Aires Minister of Security, Eugenio Burzaco, and
returned to defend the outgoing official Marcelo D'Alessandro
, considering that he was the victim of a "crude illegal intelligence operation ".
D'Alessandro had asked for a leave after suffering a spying operation in which alleged chats from his private phone were leaked, and last week he finally resigned.
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta presented Eugenio Burzaco as Marcelo D'Alessandro's replacement in the Buenos Aires Ministry of Security
"D'Alessandro was one of the main managers of the comprehensive security plan in different roles. That today we are the safest capital in Latin America has to do with his commitment and performance," Larreta praised him.
And he added: "
The crude illegal intelligence operation
that he supports led him to take leave at the end of last year. The energy that this defense demands is incompatible with a function as sensitive as the Ministry. I want to thank you for the work and you have support
in this unfair and incredible fight
. There can be no illegal espionage in Argentina".
Then Larreta advanced some details of the security plan that he has in mind in case he becomes president.
"What we did in the City is what we are going to do throughout the country if they elect me president. We are going to implement a national security plan. We are going to send
the Armed Forces to the border
, to be able to send gendarmes to the hottest places ", he detailed.
He also maintained that
they are going to create an elite anti-drug trafficking group,
which will bring together the best of the different forces, so that they work in a coordinated manner.
"(Drug trafficking) today takes lives and dreams," he added.
Then he praised Burzaco, who joins the show.
He said that it is a "proud" to have him in the Ministry and that he is one of "those who knows the most about security."
"Thank you for joining us, we are 7 million Argentines who trust you. Everyone who lives in or visits the City can be calmer. We have the lowest crime rates, every year we have fewer crimes. There are no magical or simple solutions because
the problem is complex
Then Burzaco spoke, who thanked Larreta and the City Police.
"This Police is up to the task
. This Police managed to make us the safest capital. We were not when we arrived. We want to enhance the quality of life of the people of Buenos Aires," he said.
Mauricio Macri's announcement
Regarding the closing, Larreta answered questions and spoke again about the resignation of Mauricio Macri to compete for the presidency in the next elections.
Yesterday Macri showed his vision
, clarity and courage to carry out a collective leadership prioritizing the team over people. I am very proud to have been together for 20 years and that he will continue to accompany us on this path that we want to build for all Argentines," said the candidate. of the PRO
He also avoided speculating about who benefited from the former head of state's decision, whether he or Patricia Bullrich.
"This is a team issue, blessing is more messianic, I don't believe in that. The only support for the candidacy is from the people, I don't believe
in these things from the finger of politicians
. I don't do electoral speculation," he closed.
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