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  • 26/09/2015 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'No magic formulas against crime'

    Victory Front (FpV) presidential candidate Daniel Scioli spoke before 4,000 police agents that graduated from the Juan Vucetich School, highlighting the efforts conducted during his 8-year administration in the province of Buenos Aires to combat crime.

  • 03/04/2015 | Argentina

    New details on Luis Emilio Mitre's crime revealed

    The El Expediente TV show that broadcasts on C5N news channel has revealed new information on the controversial death of La Nación newspaper shareholder Luis Emilio Mitre.

  • 05/03/2015 | Argentina

    ‘Alberto Nisman did not commit suicide, he was murdered’

    Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, the ex wife of late Alberto Nisman and a plaintiff in the probe into his death, said that the prosecutor “was a murder victim,” according to results of forensic tests conducted.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises Pope's letter on crime

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised Pope Francis' letter to the 19th International Congress of Criminal Law calling for a “humanitarian vision over criminal matters”. He highlighted the Pope's “clear, transparent” perspective and urged analysts to “take it into account”.

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says talking about looting is a 'defence of crime'

    In his daily message to the press, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich dismissed what he called “eventual perspectives” of looting, considering that talking about the issue was to make a “defence of crime.”

  • 28/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Keeping a foreigner who commits a crime in the country is insane'

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados has joined the debate over the Criminal Procedural Code bill saying it is “insane” to keep foreigners who commit a crime in the country.

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    BA Security Minister supports referendum on military service

    Statements by the Buenos Aires province Security Minister have reheated the debate over Argentina’s military service. Alejandro Granados has expressed his support of a “popular referendum” on the matter.

  • 08/05/2014 | Argentina

    'More violence, not more crime,' Security Secretary Berni warns

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has defended the government’s security agenda saying Argentina was showing a “constant drop in crime rates,” quoting a report by the UN that says the South American country is among the safest countries in the region.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Granados says fight against crime is 'significantly improving'

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados has asserted that since the security emergency was declared, "the numbers" in the fight against crime "are significantly improving".

  • 25/04/2014 | Argentina

    Granados: crime in BA province is a 'sensitive, worrying matter'

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados has ratified the decision made by Governor Daniel Scioli to decree the security emergency in Argentina’s most populated district. Crime is a "problem," the official said.

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    A closer look at crime in BA province

    By Federico Poore

    Thefts on the rise, but homicide figures can still be compared to those of 2009, says official report.

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    40,000-peso reward offered for data on New Zealand tourist crime

    Mendoza province authorities were offering a 40,000-peso reward in a bid to solve the murder of a tourist from New Zealand who was shot to death during a robbery in the provincial capital yesterday.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    New rules for motorcyclists announced as BA government cracks down on crime

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli has signed into law resolution 224/14, which stipulates that individuals riding pillion on motorcycles will have to wear helmets and reflective vests with the vehicle's registration number visible, as part of a crackdown on criminal activity in Argentina's most-populated province.

  • 15/04/2014 | Argentina

    New regulation for bikers in BA province becomes mandatory

    Bikers must use helmets and refractive vests showing the license plate of their vehicles, a decision of the Buenos Aires province government that becomes mandatory as for today also for motorcycle escorts. The new regulation is part of a security emergency decreed by Governor Daniel Scioli to battle crime.

  • 20/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: No single law can solve crime issue

    Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli has admitted that there is no easy solution to the issue of crime in the region, also explaining that his passing of emergency laws was a reaction to more violent attacks by thieves and law-breakers.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Pope grieves over lynchings: 'I felt the kicking in my soul'

    In a letter addressed to two Argentine humanists living in Sweden, Pope Francis deeply regretted the murder of an 18-year-old who was beat to death by a group of Rosario citizens after he had allegedly stolen a woman’s purse. “The worst that can happen to us is to forget about that scene,” the pontiff said.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't urges provinces to reform local police forces

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has “welcomed” the measures to fight crime announced last week by BA Governor Daniel Scioli, although he warned the problem will not be solved “with these decisions only.”

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Massa's state absence comments 'simplistic, absurd'

    An absurd simplistic view is to say that lynching is a result of the absence of the state, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has affirmed following recent violent events that led to the killing of a thief by a group of neighbours in Buenos Aires City, responding also to opposition leader Sergio Massa.

  • 05/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli declares security emergency in Buenos Aires province

    Daniel Scioli held a press conference in the City of La Plata to declare a 12-month security emergency in Argentina’s most populated province. "This is a fight to defend the most sacred, life," the BA province governor said and called “all political forces” to coordinate efforts in the battle against crime.

  • 06/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli in a state

    By Martín Gambarotta
    The presidential race of 2015 has not started. Or has it? No, it hasn’t. But there are legions of spin doctors out there getting their engineering ready for the ultimate showdown.

  • 16/03/2014 | Argentina

    Berni backs lowering criminal responsibility age for young offenders

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has revealed his support for lowering the age of criminal responsibility, which protects children under the age of 18 years from being prosecuted for breaking the law, while also stating that the current Penal Code was sufficient for the fight against crime.

  • 16/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Crime issue will not be solved by more police, cameras

    Chief of Cabinet Jorge Capitanich has admitted that crime is an issue in Argentina, while denying that the sole solution to the problem could be found in putting more police officers and CCTV cameras on the streets.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't targets media 'deliberate strategy, role' in reporting crime

    In his daily message to the press, the head of ministers blasted what he called a “deliberate strategy by concentrated media groups” that “use” people’s crime concerns to “attack” the federal government. Jorge Capitanich assured the security agenda involves “collective responsibility.”

  • 14/03/2014 | Argentina

    Bus drivers launch strike over 'crime,' most BA services halted

    The UTA transport union has launched a 12-hour strike affecting all bus services in the province of Buenos Aires, following the crime of a driver in the provincial locality of Villa Celina. Commuters in the City will also be affected since most lines go across the capital.

  • 16/03/2014 | Argentina

    Crime and punishment

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Things in December were moving incredibly fast. Things in January were also hectic. Ask President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and she will tell you that the pacemaker was a “run on banks,” orchestrated by powerful corporations to weaken the peso and make the Central Bank lose foreign currency reserves.

  • 16/03/2014 | Argentina

    Law and order back in fashion

    By James Neilson
    Sergio Massa stole a march on all his rivals by suddenly making law and order his pet issue. That gambit could make his life a bit harder should be succeed Cristina in the Pink House, because he would then be expected to back up his words with some forceful measures, but in the meantime it will do him no harm at all.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Granados to head Provincial Security Council

    Recently appointed BA province Security Minister Alejandro Granados will be heading this afternoon the Provincial Security Council. The creation of municipal police will be among the main axis of the debate.

  • 03/11/2013 | Argentina

    La Matanza mayor Espinoza's house attacked after attempted robbery

    The home of La Matanza mayor Fernando Espinoza was riddled with bullets in the early hours of this morning, after unnamed assailants attempted to rob the Victory Front politician's daughter.

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Renewal Front will not field candidates in Justicialist elections

    The Renewal Front has confirmed that it will not take any part in upcoming elections for the Justicialist Party (PJ) in Buenos Aires province, after Malvinas Argentina mayor Jesús Cariglino withdrew his candidacy.

  • 06/09/2013 | Argentina

    Granados readies efforts to battle crime in BA province

    Newly appointed Buenos Aires province Minister of Security Alejandro Granados said he will “rapidly put police in state of alert and action” to battle crime, an increasing worrying issue among society..

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández rejects lowering age of criminal responsibility

    Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández rejected the idea of lowering the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years old following Martín Insaurralde's proposal that stirred up debate.

  • 15/09/2013 | Argentina

    Crime and punishment

    By Martin Gambarotta
    There’s something odd about this specific midterm election. You know the way election night, Sunday October 27, will play out. You know because a primary was held on August 11 and there is little logic in thinking that the outcome will change drastically when the time comes to vote again next month.

  • 05/08/2013 | Argentina

    Security Secretary Berni slams 'shameful cover-up' in Massa robbery

    Security secretary Sergio Berni has asserted that "it was shameful to hide information" surrounding the robbery suffered by Tigre mayor Sergio Massa, and added that an operation was in place as he revealed "links between the victim and the perpetrator."

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't launches Federal Security Program

    The government has announced the creation of a national security program that will aim at the “strengthening” of anti-crime policies in all Argentina’s 24 provincial districts.

  • 03/09/2013 | Argentina

    Berni says Gov't not toughening crime policies

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni denied the federal government was readying a “toughening against crime” agenda and affirmed instead official plans are to fuel “much more efficient” federal forces to battle crime.

  • 31/07/2013 | Argentina

    Massa's anti-crime project 'not new,' Scioli

    The creation of municipal police has been set for debate in the Buenos Aires province for a year, Governor Daniel Scioli said as he questioned the anti-crime agenda launched by Renewal Front head Sergio Massa. "Not new," Scioli’s Security Minister Ricardo Casal had already warned.

  • 03/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa puts security on campaign agenda

    Running for Parliament and head of the Renewal Front Sergio Massa ratified his anti-confrontation position and said "politics must find the way out from brothel-like quarrel.”

  • 05/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa unveils details, video of robbery at his home

    Tigre Mayor and the leader of the Renewal Front Sergio Massa today offered a press conference to admit he was a victim of a robbery at his home two weeks ago and to inform that the Buenos Aires police force has already arrested one person and issued an arrest warrant against other two Prefecture officers.

  • 28/07/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: Argentina has no future with La Cámpora, Moreno & D'Elía

    Tigre mayor Sergio Massa has asserted that "people are worried by crime," and added that "with Guillermo Moreno, D'Elía or La Cámpora" Argentina has no future.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: 'It's time to fight against crime and drugs'

    Tigre mayor and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa has affirmed that he will take a strong stand against crime, after he introduced a series of anti-insecurity proposals into the lower house and Buenos Aires legislature.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Di Tullio blasts Massa's anti-crime proposals

    After Tigre Mayor and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa proposed to fight insecurity and introduced a package of anti-crime bills in Congress, pro-government lawmaker Juliana Di Tullio questioned the proposals calling them “a dead end street” and asked opposite leaders to plan an “alternative project.”

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA province gov't removes Junín police leadership

    BA province government removed the Junín’s police leadership following the second crime in less than a week and ordered the immediate transfer of the provincial police leadership to the city.

  • 28/03/2013 | Argentina

    Berni: 'We do not have a nationwide security crisis'

    Speaking to reporters, Security Secretary Sergio Berni talked about the crime levels in some provinces and announced that next week 350 new patrol cars will be out in the streets of Buenos Aires City.

  • 19/04/2013 | Argentina

    Berardi case: five defendants sentenced to life imprisonment

    Five defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment for the kidnapping and killing of adolescent Matías Berardi. The crime took place in 2010 in Escobar, a town in the province of Buenos Aires.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'Everybody lives with fear'

    Head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano has ratified his anti-government position and stated that “everybody lives with fear” in Argentina and that “society is on the brink of panic.”

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Berni: 'Macri turns a blind eye to security'

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has accused BA Mayor Mauricio Macri of “turning a blind eye” to the need of battling crime in Argentina’s capital.

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    Municipal Mayor: 'Let's kill those who steal'

    A Victory Front municipal mayor has flared up the debate over crime in Argentina ratifying his support to the death penalty and affirming that the solution to security issues is to “kill all those who steal.”

  • 21/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't says BA City is 'one of the safest cities in South America'

    National Security secretary Sergio Berni assured that Buenos Aires City "is one of the safest cities in South America" and stated that it is "a responsibility area" of the Ministry headed by Nilda Garré.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Soria crime: Widow sentenced to 18 years

    Widow Susana Freydoz was sentenced to eighteen years in prison over the murder of her husband, Río Negro province's ex Governor Carlos Soria, although she will not go to prison.

  • 03/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK on crime: 'There is still a lot of room for improvement'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated a new Command and Control Centre for the Federal Police, where she asked for the Metropolitan Police to join forces in order to install security cameras throughout the city “without overlapping” in order to prevent crime.

  • 30/01/2012 | Argentina

    Prigent's husband admits to being near crime scene

    While testifying before court, widower Daniel Sfeir pleaded innocent once more after being accused of murdering his wife, Silvia Prigent, although he admitted for the first time that he was at the same time and place in the area close to where his wife was found dead.

  • 07/02/2012 | Argentina

    Villa 31 residents lift roadblock at Retiro bus station

    Earlier this morning and overnight, a group of residents from the Villa 31 slum were blocking off one of the entrances to the main bus terminal in the city neighbourhood of Retiro, local police officials informed.

  • 21/03/2012 | Argentina

    'All evidence points to mother' of murdered boy, Prosecutor

    The prosecutor investigating the death of a 6-year-old boy found murdered in a gated community in the Buenos Aires province, said that he was “almost certain” that the mother was the perpertrator of the crime. He also confirmed that in February the mother’s exhusband had reported her for wanting to kill her own children.

  • 26/09/2011 | Argentina

    Alleged instigator of Candela's crime detained

    A man was detained accused of being the alleged instigator of the kidnapping and murder of Candela Rodríguez, the 11-year-girl who was found killed on August 31 in Hurlingham.

  • 19/11/2011 | Argentina

    Facebook page created in Cuello's defence

    A webpage has been created in the defence of the former stepfather of Tomás Dameno Santillán, and since the page was opened on Facebook it has received thousands of hits and comments; mostly insults against the only suspect in the crime.

  • 24/11/2011 | Argentina

    Sherriff investigating French tourists' crime commits suicide

    The head of the Investigations Department, Néstor Píccolo, who was investigating the double crime of the French tourists Cassandre Bouvier and Houria Mounmi, committed suicide. He shot himself in the head, the causes remain unknown.

  • 31/08/2011 | Argentina

    Candela case: 'Organized crime is behind this,' police authorities say

    Officials in charge of investigating Candela Rodríguez’s disappearance and murder agreed on Wednesday that the case can be traced to organized crime, and ruled out any possibility of it being a “regular case of insecurity.”

  • 01/09/2011 | Argentina

    Candela's father says murder 'may have been triggered by rumours that I was a police informant'

    The father of 11-year old Candela Rodríguez, who was found murdered on Wednesday after being missing for nine days, asked police officials to be able to expand his written statement and to be returned to his prison cell out of “concerns for his own security.” He also suggested that his daughter’s murder could be the result of an attempt to “get even” by someone who could have thought he was an informant for the police.

  • 19/09/2011 | Argentina

    Belsunce case: attorney asks imprisonment for two victim's relatives

    The court case investigating the concealment of María Marta García Belsunce’s murder resumed with prosecutor Laura Syseskind asking for six and five years of imprisonment for the victim's brother-in-law Guillermo Bártoli, and the victim's step brother John Hurtig respectively; and the full acquittal of masseur Beatriz Michelini.

  • 03/06/2011 | Argentina

    Alan Schlenker questioned over 'Sansi' murder

    Alan Schlenker, former leader of the River Plate football hooligans was questioned at the San Isidro court by a prosecutor and a judge, for the murder of Mario Sansi. Schlenker was arrested last Wednesday and his lawyers remain adamant in pleading his release from prison.

  • 22/06/2011 | Argentina

    Alan Schlenker to be released on bail

    Alan Schlenker, former leader of the River Plate football hooligans is to be released from prison on bail, for a sum of 160,000 pesos, following a special request made by his lawyers for him to be freed. Schlenker was sent to prison after being accused of murdering of a suspected drug dealer in 2001.

  • 30/06/2011 | Argentina

    Alan Schlenker released from prison

    Alan Schlenker, former leader of the River Plate football hooligans was released from prison on bail today, judicial sources informed. He had been accused of murdering a suspected drug dealer in 2001 in the Munro neighbourhood.

  • 22/01/2011 | Argentina

    Police detains two men after raid in Villa Gesell

    Two people were detained during a raid at the coastal town of Villa Gesell in which the police seized guns, FAL ammunition, drugs and a grenade, as well as stolen clothes, cameras and cell phones, according to police sources.

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    Metropolitan Police are often 'put down and insulted', Eugenio Burzaco

    In response to recent claims made by Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, Chief of Metropolitan Police Eugenio Burzaco mentioned that “occasionally people wish to insult and put down the work of the Met Police”, and said that, “the service is for Buenos Aires residents, and does not belong to Mauricio Macri”.

  • 23/04/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli announces 'intensification of crime prevention' for BA province

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli announced the decision to add two thousand civilians to police stations to take over administrative tasks, forming part of “a comprehensive plan to intensify crime prevention,” thus allowing more police to patrol the streets.

  • 28/12/2010 | Argentina

    Judge Liberatori states 'Indoamericano Park takeover not a crime'

    City judge Elena Liberatori has expressed her opinion over handling of the land grabs in the Indoamericano Park, in stating that it was not to be seen as a “seizure”, nor should it be considered a “crime”.

  • 05/01/2011 | Argentina

    Criminal detained after tense hostage situation

    A criminal took a family hostage in Lomas de Zamora. The incident began at around 8AM this morning, along Machado street at 250. It occurred while the police were busy dealing with youngsters committing a robbery close by.

  • 13/01/2011 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates first Metropolitan police station

    In the crackdown on crime, city mayor Mauricio Macri, inaugurated the first police station of the Metropolitan Police in Saavedra neighbourhood. The station will have 400 officers working and will count with more than 20 vehicles.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    Italian writer held over murder in 'Basic Instinct' case

    A 34-year-old Italian philosopher and aspiring writer has been arrested over the murder of a Nigerian prostitute after police searching her apartment found a short story he wrote with close similarities to the killing.

  • 10/07/2013 | World

    Fifty dead or missing in Quebec disaster

    Quebec police are now assuming that all those missing after Saturday's deadly train accident in the town of Lac-Megantic are dead, spokesman Michel Forget said on Wednesday, although he also reduced the total number of dead and missing to 50 from 60.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Shrunken heads and shrinking crime

    By Ivan Briscoe

    Why is violence worsening in LatAm but declining in Europe?

  • 17/02/2011 | Latin America

    President Rousseff begins a 'boundaryless fight against crack'

    Brazil President Dilma Rousseff announced that she will “begin a boundaryless fight against crack” during her presidency, and further established the need to re-strengthen border controls on drug trafficking.

  • 05/02/2012 | Latin America

    Crime erupts during police strike in Brazil's Bahia

    A police strike in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia sparked a wave of murders and other violence in World Cup host-city Salvador, local media reported, just two weeks ahead of Carnaval celebrations that are expected to attract visitors from around the world.

  • 17/12/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico's new president outlines nuanced fight against violence

    Mexico's new president today unveiled his strategy to curb drug-related violence that blighted the rule of his predecessor, announcing special units to combat kidnapping and extortion and promising to focus more on crime prevention.

  • 08/04/2011 | Culture

    Musician Pete Doherty given jail warning

    Musician Pete Doherty, best known as a member of Babyshambles and The Libertines, was warned by a judge today that he could face time in prison for repeated drug offences.

  • 30/01/2013 | Culture

    Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey to join The Muppets in crime comedy caper

    The Muppets are planning to dominate the big screen again with a 1960s-style comedy caper starring Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, director James Bobin said today.

  • 20/08/2013 | Culture

    US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87

    American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearly 50 novels, died today at age 87, according to his website, weeks after a stroke.


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