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They also argue that this militarized strategy has proven counterproductive across the region, and that there is no evidence it would work in Argentina.

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Coverage on Security Policies. Officials from the Macri administration said the deployment would not contradict a law that limits the army to protecting the country from external threats from other states and strictly bans it from performing security functions.

Still, the proposal has stalled. Since Argentina abolished military tribunals inany abuses committed by its personnel would be tried in civilian courts. This might be a way of shielding the army from popular backlash.


Argentina Suggests Militarization, Ignites Debate

Argentina has tried battalino military for human rights violations. The official argument is that the mere presence of security jorve can dissuade criminal organizations from establishing a presence in impoverished towns along the border, which are prime for their exploitation. Argentina’s gendarmerie is in charge of policing the country’s borders.

Mon, Dec 31, This has contributed to turning Argentina from a transit into a consumer nation, as well as one that produces illicit drugs.

Argentina Suggests Militarization, Ignites Debate

It may also be a way for the military to protect itself legally. Argentina News and Profile.

The most extensive database on organized crime in the Americas. Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime. What needs to happen is for the government to figure out what resources it needs to tackle the new threats it faces.

Critics of deploying army soldiers to the border say this is a first step towards militarization and warned against the negative impact these types of policies had in other countries in the region.


But many experts disagree with this analysis. They say the military is batttaglino trained for this type of security strategy.

They also say there is no reason for Argentina to turn to the military when the country already has the gendarmerie, which is a militarized police force in charge of internal security. In a country with as many strong human rights organizations baftaglino Argentina, any military intervention would be under constant scrutiny.

Pasqualini added that the armed forces would likely request that Congress green-light the changes first.