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Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime. They say the military is not trained for this type of security strategy. But many experts disagree with this analysis.

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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. Still, the proposal has stalled.

Argentina has tried numerous military for human rights violations. 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.


It may also be a way for the military to protect itself legally. Since Argentina abolished military tribunals inany abuses committed by its personnel would be tried in civilian courts.

The most extensive database on organized crime in the Americas. Coverage on Security Policies. Mon, Dec 31, Argentina’s gendarmerie is in charge of policing the country’s borders. What needs to happen is jotge the government to figure out what resources it needs to tackle the new threats it faces. Pasqualini added that the armed forces would likely request that Congress green-light the changes first.

In a country with as many strong human rights organizations as Argentina, any battgalino intervention would be under constant scrutiny.

Argentina News and Profile. 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.

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


The official argument is that the mere presence of security forces can dissuade criminal organizations from establishing a presence in impoverished towns along the border, which are prime for their exploitation.

This might be a way of shielding the army from popular backlash. They also say there is no reason for Argentina to turn to the military when the country battaglkno has the gendarmerie, which is a militarized police force in charge of internal security.