May 26, 2013
Gov't warns Santa Cruz to abstain from monitoring CFK's activities
The National Government’s Security Ministry issued a tough press release in response to the alleged police operative deployed by the Santa Cruz government in order to monitor the activities of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner last weekend.
The press release reassured that the President’s security is responsibility of the National Security Forces and asked Governor Daniel Peralta to refrain from further monitoring Fernández de Kirchner’s actions.
“All of the President’s non-official activities in the Santa Cruz province are monitored exclusively by the National Security Forces,” the ministry explained.
The statement also assured that these forces “have no contact with the provincial police,” dismissing a previous statement by Santa Cruz Government minister Paola Knoop, who they accused of making false statements.
“We have warned that ministry to abstain from monitoring the Head of State’s movements” while she is in her home province engaging in private activities.
Over the weekend, rumour had it that the Santa Cruz police had closely followed the President’s activities while she was staying there.
According to sources, the orders for such operative came from governor Daniel Peralta himself.