The Minister of National Security, Sabina Frederic, today repudiated the aggression suffered by the Correntino provincial deputy of the Frente de Todos Miguel Arias when he was shot during the closing ceremony of the campaign in Tapebicuá, and warned that in democracy “there is no place for the violence”.
“We repudiate the brutal aggression suffered by Miguel Arias, in Paso de los Libres,” emphasized Frederic, who traveled to Corrientes to meet with the mayor of Paso de los Libres, Martín Ascúa, and the prosecutor Facundo Sotelo, in charge of the investigation.
Through her Twitter account, the national official said that her ministry “made itself available to clarify this attack, as well as the Federal Police providing custody to Mayor Martín Ascúa.”
“In our democracy there is no place for violence,” declared the Minister of Security, who flew directly to Paso de los Libres to meet with the Minister of Security of the Province, Juan José López Desimoni.
Speaking to a local radio station, Frederic explained the reason for his trip to Corrientes, one day after the attack on Arias: “I am going by indications of President Alberto Fernández. I am going with the head of the Federal Police.”
Shortly after, the governor of Corrientes, Gustavo Valdés, spoke with the press and expressed his solidarity with the legislator and his relatives, as well as with the leaders of the Corrientes de Todos Front.
“All the resources of the State will be made available for the investigation and clarification of the fact,” said the provincial leader that next Sunday he will go in search of re-election.
For his part, the secretary of the Corrientes Government, Carlos Vignolo, said: “It is a serious event. We are all dismayed, surprised, by a situation that finds very little explanation from the rational point of view.”
“There are very few explanations, because Arias is very well liked in the area and has a very good political relationship with all his colleagues,” added Vignolo. (NA)