May 22, 2013
National, City Gov't clash over possible takeovers at Indoamericano Park
While illegal takeovers continue in Villa Soldati and the Federal Police was sent to the Indoamericano Park to prevent a new seizure, national and provincial officials clashed over who is responsible for the security in the area.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández said that Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri “is on holidays in París instead of applying measures to take care of his sector.”
Fernández warned that the Metropolitan Police can be in charge of the park’s security by assuring that “out of the 2,000 men of the Metropolitan force there are 878 officials and sub-officials of the Federal Police.”
The Cabinet Chief considered that the City force “has trained officers who must have had taken control of the situation.”
City’s Cabinet Chief, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, answered to the national government’s accusations and said that the security issues regarding the take overs can be solved if the government gives the City the possibility of being in charge of the Federal Police.
Rodríguez Larreta assured “the city’s security still belongs to the Federal Police,” and added that no every officer who “came from the Federal Police had the experience of infantry.”