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The Argentine Coast and Border Guards conflict came to an end on Wednesday morning following an order for the officers to return to their posts and remain in barracks until new instructions.
The Argentine Coast and Border Guards conflict remains unchanged Sunday night with the government advancing with some disciplinary actions while the big event is scheduled for Monday/Tuesday when the Cristina Fernandez administration is supposed to come up with a ‘satisfactory’ reply to the salary and working conditions petitions.
The administration of president Cristina Fernandez was facing on Wednesday the major challenge of her second mandate as thousands of troops and petty officers from the border patrol and coast guard, plus some naval and police sectors went on strike over wage cuts and working conditions.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez political turf, the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz has formally requested the deployment of federal forces to help keep law and order because of a 16-day strike by the provincial police.
Argentina’s Coast Guard reported that a total of 444 kilos of cocaine were seized on Saturday, after being found on a sailing boat manned by a Spanish crew, close to the main port of the Olivos. The vessel was heading for Piriápolis, in neighbouring Uruguay.
Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced Monday the launching of operation “Guard Watch” with the deployment of 6.000 border guards throughout the Greater Buenos Aires with the purpose of combating the insecurity wave and putting an end to the rash of illegal occupation of open spaces by organized squatters.
Conflicting assessments of Argentina’s military capacity, defence policies and future planning were given by the brand-new Defence minister, Arturo Puricelli and a former minister from the opposition.
In an attempt to cope with what has been described as “social problems”, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner swore in Nilda Garré as new Security Minister and Arturo Puricelli as new Defence Minister during a ceremony at Government House.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appointed on Tuesday former provincial governor Arturo Antonio Puricelli to replace Defence Minister Nilda Garre, who will be taking the reins the new ministry responsible for domestic security.
The Brazilian government questioned UK’s “unilateral actions” regarding the (Falklands) Malvinas Islands and called for the sovereignty “long standing dispute” to reach “as soon as possible a solution”.