March 7, 2014
Police crisis: Capitanich says 'Judiciary must do something,' talks about 'extortion'
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to speak about the police crisis which has spread to several provinces. He assured the national government is “monitoring the situation in each Argentine province, with each provincial government and with each one in charge to generate mechanisms of social and civic protection” such as the “direct action” through the territorial intervention with Gendarmerie, Prefecture and Federal Police forces.”
He added the government is “dismayed” after these actions “which seek to generate chaos and uneasiness in the society.”
He called for “social peace, harmony and cohabitation” adding “this is not the method or the way” to demand wage hikes, rejecting “the extortion to the provincial governments.”
“The wage negotiations were executed in 2013 and there is an agenda for 2014,” Capitanich stressed.
“The Judiciary must do something before these events of vandalism,” he concluded.