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Massa warns justice to 'collapse' if Penal Code reformed

Opposition MP Sergio Massa.

The opposition MP has renewed his criticism of a draft bill that aims at the reform of Argentina’s Penal Code saying that, if approved by Congress, it will prompt the “collapse” of the judiciary system.

In statements to media today, Sergio Massa affirmed that the government-sponsored overhaul project will allow the convicted to demand a "revision" of their sentence.

“It means not only a nocive message regarding the reduction of sentence terms but also a collapse of the system because those (whose) cases have already received a sentence, will demand their revision.”

“We will add a new problem,” the head of the Renewal Front coalition told reporters as he continued to rally in the Buenos Aires province locality of Tigre he run till he competed and won a parliamentary sit last year, collecting signatures against the Penal Code reform.

In today’s interview, Massa was also queried about a recent controversy that sparked when the INDEC statistics bureau failed to deliver both poverty and indigence figures this week, a delay caused by “methodological” matters as government officials explained.

“Having denied the inflation for so long has generated an enormous difference between the official statistics and reality. The challenge is to learn from the mistake that denying problems means, because if we deny the present problems they get worse in the future.”

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Tags:  Sergio Massa  Penal Code  reform  justice  collapse  inflation  INDEC  poverty  





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