Martinelli evaluates accountability for the multiparty security agreement

Martinelli evaluates accountability for the multiparty security agreement
Martinelli evaluates accountability for the multiparty security agreement

The Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Martinelli, is evaluating the possibility of bringing together all the political parties that were part of the agreement signed in 2022 with the then head of the portfolio, Luis Alberto Heberto consider advances in security.

As confirmed by Telemundo, the call is for all matches, including the Wide Frontwho has been one of the most critical of the president’s management Luis Lacalle Pou regarding insecurity in the country.

What was the agreement about?

It was in January 2022 that the then Minister of the Interior, Luis Alberto Heber, presented a battery of measures that it would apply to combat insecurity in Uruguay. That initiative was taken as an agreement between all political parties.

In mid-January, the former Minister of the Interior presented the program of the Ministry of the Interior for containing homicides and other crimes, which is made up of three parties, and which intended an investment 10 million dollars to be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

At that time, political parties participated by presenting 79 proposals that, after a study and selection by the Ministry of the Interior, 15 measures were reached that are integrated into four large groups: information systems, social and community prevention, police prevention and tertiary prevention.

The concern of Uruguayans

According to the latest survey carried out by Cifra, insecurity is the country’s main problem for Uruguayans, after 47% of the population put the issue as their main concern and above the economy.

Mariana Pomiesdirector of Cifra, explained this Tuesday on Telemundo that “insecurity” accounts for almost half of the answers to the questionnaire, since this item encompasses crime, drug trafficking and criminal gangs, among other aspects.

For its part, the economy takes almost a third of the responses, reaching 32%. In the breakdown, 18% were concerned about work and unemployment; 12% due to inflation, salaries or poverty; and 2% due to the economic situation of the country.

“When Uruguayans are thinking about their concerns, what is urgent to resolve, are these two sets of issues,” Pomiés explained in reference to insecurity and the national economy.

“This also explains a little why the campaign of all the candidates is so concentrated there, they talk about insecurity and then they talk about issues linked to work, inflation, salaries and prices,” he continued.

In that sense, he pointed out that, at a historical level, since 2012, insecurity was the main problem for Uruguayans until the pandemic by Covid-19, when the economy momentarily became one.

Source: Ambito

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