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Insecurity returns to the center of the political debate after the Maracaná quadruple crime

Insecurity returns to the center of the political debate after the Maracaná quadruple crime

The brutal murder of four people, three of them minors – one 11 years old – on Thursday night in the neighborhood Maracanain Montevideoreinstated the debate on the unsafety and the work that the national government has been doing in this regard.

The Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Martinelli, led an emergency meeting in which all the institutional bodies investigating the quadruple crime participated. The National Director of Police was present, Jose Azambuya; the chief of Police of Montevideo, Mario D’Elia; the heads of the Complex Crimes and Investigations directorates, the case investigators and prison intelligence leaders.

A house in the Maracaná neighborhood was hit late on Thursday by more than 100 shots, which caused the death of a 40-year-old man – presumably with a history of robbery -, two young people aged 17 and 18, and an 11-year-old boy. Another The teenager is in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the chest, legs and arms.

Martinellí and the team he met with toured the area of ​​the attack after the meeting in the Interior, although without giving statements to the press.

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The attacked house in the Maracaná neighborhood received more than 100 gunshot wounds.

“They say that the plundersbut I prefer to be robbed and not shot,” said the Broad Front mayor of Municipality A, Juan Carlos Placho, to Telemundo. “In all the meetings in the neighborhoods, the first thing that arises is insecurity,” she stressed. “The patrolling… I think the police should even be afraid to walk around there. This goes far beyond the Police and the ministry, at the State level deeper measures must be taken,” she added.

The unsafety It has been, for years, the main concern of Uruguayans. The consultancy’s latest survey Factumcorresponding to the beginning of April, revealed that 53% of people indicated public safety as the main issue that keeps them awake.

Concern for public safety, violence and drug trafficking grew during the first part of the year, going from 37% to 53%.

The promises of the pre-candidates to reduce insecurity

The pre-candidate of National Party (PN) Álvaro Delgado stated, at the end of February, that he would face the unsafety and drug trafficking if he is elected president.

“The path of work, of reintegration to avoid the level of recidivism of those who leave prisons, it is a path that we are going to follow, but we are going to go deeper,” he said and added: “know that there is a team that is going to declare war on insecurity and drug trafficking.”

Yamandu Orsi, a candidate for the Frente Amplio, has defended on several occasions that the State occupy the spaces in the neighborhoods through its institutions. “It is not only a police issue, which is also important, but also an issue of access to justice and intelligence,” he said at the end of March after a school shooting.

For its part, Carolina Cosse Last week he presented his vision to combat insecurity and assured that “we must look for a strategy that solves it and not a person who does it.” We have levels of violence in our country like we have never had, but we have to think about the entire society. There are levels of violence in everyday life, we have to reduce that level of violence in society and increase the levels of coexistence,” he said.

For her part, the white candidate, Laura Raffo, reacted this Friday: “What just happened in Montevideo causes us deep pain and frustration and these things cannot happen anymore. This government changed in terms of security and improved, but as long as there are days when we wake up to this type of news, It’s clear that the job is not done.”

Source: Ambito

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