December 8, 2013
Gov't launches Federal Security Program
The government has announced the creation of a national security program that will aim at the “strengthening” of anti-crime policies in all Argentina’s 24 provincial districts.
Ahead of October’s legislative battle and facing Kirchnerism’s defeat at the PASO primaries, the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration is coordinating efforts to tackle one of citizens’ main concerns: security amid rising fear of crime.
The official plan will be under the scope of the Security Minister Arturo Puricelli and will seek coordination in anti-crime policies among Argentina’s provinces and the Buenos Aires City.
“It is necessary to promote a Federal Program of Cooperation and Assistance for the Security,” the text of decree 1177/2013 reads and adds the government strategy is to provide “districts with tools and resources that help in the battle against crime" allowing "the creation of coordination and inter-jurisdictional relation areas.”