May 20, 2013
Shot activists flee Santa Fe in fear due to ‘lack of security’
The Evita Movement of Santa Fe, a Kirchnerite-aligned picket organization, revealed yesterday that two of its three activists who were shot a week ago in the city of Rosario decided to leave the province due to the “lack of security provided by the (local) government.”
The activists had been caught in a crossfire between two drug-trafficking gangs, and while Ariel and Carlos Ferreyra have decided to abandon the province, Gastón Aguirre, who was more seriously wounded, was to remain in hospital “fighting for his life.”
The organization particularly hit out at Santa Fe Security Minister Matías Drivet, who (they claim) “tried to install in the media” the notion that the activists “were involved in selling illegal narcotics.”
The communiqué adds that “a pseudo-intelligence report” was made by the police to cover up an officer by the “last name of Mendoza” from involvement in drug-trafficking. The group believes Mendoza to be the “mastermind” behind the threats received by Ramón Ferreyra, who was held at gunpoint the day after the shooting in order to frighten the victim from testifying against the criminals.
The Evita Movement also alleged Santa Fe Socialist Governor Antonio Bonfatti had not attempted to contact the victims or their families and that the group had taken up the responsibility of feeding and housing them.
Herald with DyN