December 7, 2013
Buenos Aires province leadership closes ranks against Massa
War of words between the Renewal Front and the Victory Front brought out again. Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli targeted Sergio Massa’s security agenda saying that “everytime there is a crime” it is a problem that “belongs to the province” while “every time the Police catches a criminal” then it is the merit of the surveillance cameras of the Sergio Massa-run district of Tigre.
In that sense, the governor renewed his criticism against the head of the Renewal Front saying that the provincial locality of Tigre accounts only for “150 square kilometers” including gated communities which “have their own private security and reality.”
Scioli compared the district led by Massa with the Buenos Aires province locality of Lomas de Zamora run by Martín Insaurralde, the Kirchnerite Mayor competing against Massa in October’s midterms. “Lomas de Zamora has a much different socio-economic reality, there is a very important work that has been done in prevention, not only through the use of technology but also with local police,” the ex vice president during the Néstor Kirchner administration told media.
“It seems that some are waiting for something to happen so that they can come out and say I have the solution. But it does not work that way. This is serious business with no miraculous solutions from one day to the other,” the head of Argentina’s most populated and largest province insisted and targeted as well Massa’s economic plans warning about “conditions and initiatives” that might “disturb” Argentineans’ economical, social and institutional "stability."
In tune with Scioli’s remarks, his cabinet chief Alberto Pérez voiced concern about some sectors that “try to undermine the governability” of the country and questioned candidates running in October’s parliamentary battle who present “demagogic, hollow proposals.” For Pérez, Massa “talks about security and rules a town that has 33 percent of (the province’s) gated communities with their own private security.”
It was finally Gabriel Mariotto’s turn to come to stage not only to fire at Massa’s Renewal Front but mainly to vindicate Scioli’s decision to lead the Kirchnerite campaign fight in the province of Buenos Aires.
In statements to a local radio station, Mariotto considered the “governor is expressing himself with the strength" they "many times saw in private but which did not come public; it is becoming public today and we celebrate it.”