Last week, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a new Federal Programme of Security Assistance and Partnerships, which will be used to cut down on crime across the country of Argentina. The goal is to strengthen anti-crime operations in all of the provinces of the country, with Secruity Minister Arturo Puricelli in charge of the new mission. Decree 1177/2013 states that it is an “action plan aimed at a federal level for cooperation, collaboration and assistance in the promotion of public policies on security.”
It also promises to “fix joint lines between the National Security Council and the jurisdictions of each province and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, preparing action plans for safety.”
The hope of this new program is to strengthen professional security forces, while standardizing overall procedures throughout the country.