March 12, 2014
Capitanich blames Cordoba looting on 'planned actions'
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has claimed that disturbances in the provinces of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, were due to the “pre-meditated actions of particular groups,” while reaffirming that the responsibility of public safety belongs to provinces.
“There were pre-meditated actions from particular groups where many had previous criminal records and their goal was to cause damage,” stated Capitanich.
The official affirmed that he has held meetings with 12 governors, and discussed “the creation of a bilateral agenda” to confront situations which might harm “the life and the patrimony of the Argentine people.”
In addition, he clarified that the Federal Government has never denied “the use of military police as reinforcements.”
Finally, he alluded to a twitter message sent by Cordoba’s Governor, Juan Manuel De la Sota to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Wednesday morning, where he requested “urgent assistance” for his province.
“Twitter is not a formal means to request the forces of the National Gendarmerie”, concluded Capitanich.