Formosa: President Alberto Fernandez with the Governor of Formosa, Gildo Insfern (Tito Gandolfi / Telam)
The conflict between the Alberto Fernandez government and the Gildo Insfrán administration in Formosa escalated due to complaints of human rights violations. After, after Tense weeks between Todos Front administrations, and two ministries sent requests to submit reports to the county on the situation of a group of indigenous women Those who were hiding in fear of being forced to isolate themselves and separate them from their children.
Telenoche Investiga, last week, revealed testimonies from mothers of the Wichi community who denounced forcing them into hiding to avoid being forced into isolation, having Caesarean sections against their will, or being separated from their children. The investigation raised concern in National Institute for Indigenous Affairs (INAI), Led by the leader of the Rio Negro Magdalena Oudarda Under the orbit Ministry of Justice. According to official sources, the agency sent a request for information to Insfrán’s administration about what happened.
“We did it amicably, through the Gender and Diversity Division of the National Institute for Industrial Research. We have the best will. They made it cautiously around the periphery of the former Senator for Río Negro and the former Representative of Martin Surya, who is now the new Minister of Justice, in the 2019 elections.
As for the other request for clarification, it was issued by The Ministry of Women In charge of Elizabeth Gomez Alcorta. In the file on gender and diversity, they avoided making any further statements before consulting with Infobae.
The territorial government’s immediate reaction to the press report was to question its authenticity. Insfrán management noticed that they did not show up Official complaints about the treatment of pregnant women. Its Minister of Human Development, Aníbal Gómez, denounced “journalism training”. However, the local government stated that it had requested the Public Prosecutor of the High Court of Justice a “Investigate the facts of the convict, So that there is clarity and truth. “
Opposition leaders traveled to Formosa last week amid protests against Gildo Insfrán’s government (WolffWaldo)
Together for Change has denounced the situation in Formosa since last year and had the opportunity to return to the battle two weeks ago with the bloody events between the protesters and the police during the protests against the reintegration of the first phase of quarantine. In fact, two of the strongest opposition reviewers, Pro Prime, Patricia Polrich And the National Representative, Waldo Wolf, They traveled to the province in full crisis.
Days earlier, the issue of pregnant women again put district policies under surveillance, and on Monday, MPs from the opposition bloc attacked Insfrán, but also targeted the national government by filing a complaint against the Minister of Human Rights. Horacio Petragala about Breaching the duties of a public servant and concealment..
The situation in Formosa has political implications In front of everyone. Not only because the regional administration has the same political color as the national administration, but also because of the rapprochement between the president and governor Inezfran, in office since 1995. During an official visit last year, Alberto Fernández considered “Guildo” an exemplary cadre in administrative capacity. Since then, criticism of Formosa has been a shot at the rise to the position of first president.
Cycles of complaints about human rights violations in recent weeks have complicated the government’s work. althoug Petragala He defended the governor from criticism and said that he was trying to “stigmatize” his character, in Casa Rosada they made him know the discontent with the national orbit over the influence of Formosan strong policies on his image. There were phone calls from Casa Rosada to the governor’s office. On March 8, the President of the Republic and the Minister of the Interior confirmed Eduardo “Waddo” from Pedro, They gave a clear sign of discomfort by avoiding receiving Insfrán during a scheduled visit to Casa Rosada on the occasion of the celebration of Women’s Day.
Consistent with this position, last Friday, Casa Rosada Limit governors’ authority to implement provisions to tackle COVID-19. In government, they recognized the link between the new requirement, which was formally formulated in the recent decree to extend the Social, Preventive and Mandatory Distancing (DISPO), and the Formosa case. “The message to Guildo is to stop oppression,” an official source concluded.
In Formosa they noticed this, but they did not. By a formal ruling, Gildo Ansfran She announced that she would not make changes to the county health system. “Taking into account the verified outbreaks of infection in Formosa County, the critical context of the geographical area in which we are and Provincial competences in health matters, The validity of all measures and protocols in place so far for the entire county of the province, in order to prevent the spread of the virus among the residents of Formosan, has been validated, “said the Challenger Regional Executive Director. INAI and SEM are awaiting answers from Formosa about what happened to Wichi women.
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