March 9, 2014
Rossi rejects Armed Forces participation in fight against drugs
Defence Minister, Agustín Rossi assured that “using the armed forces in the battle against drug-trafficking would make the situation worst,” during a radio interview.
“It is a big mistake and we would have a more violent society”, affirmed Rossi, as he discarded any option to involve the military forces in internal security tasks.
“Under any circumstance,” he stated.
However, Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli suggested yesterday to review the roll of the armed forces, while a similar project was announced by the Renewal Front leader, Sergio Massa, just a few days ago.
“At some point, we should start considering, given the characteristics that drug-trafficking is taking, the role of military forces since it is a homeland security issue”, told Scioli in a news conference.
In that sense, BA city Mayor Mauricio Macri has also agreed with Scioli’s statements, and in that sense he argued that:
“We all must be committed with this. It has to do with our integrity, our social quality and our freedom.”