Thousands of demonstrators packed the Plaza de Congreso yesterday evening to call for justice for the victims of “insecurity, injustice, and impunity” in Argentina. Maciel and Novaresio read a list of demands that included creating a registry that would record victims and crimes that had gone unpunished. They called for legal processes that fairly include victims in their own cases, and for the provision of effective legal assistance to victims. Earlier in the day, Gustavo Ferrari, the Minister of Justice for Buenos Aires province, said that the government had been working on new legislation to ensure more transparent legal processes and legal counsel to victims. Despite harsh rhetoric aimed at the state’s law enforcement and legal institutions, the event also displayed national pride.
Source: The Argentina Independent October 12, 2016 11:37 UTC