Mounting Tension as More Arrive at Parque Indoamericana from Villa Soldati

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Following last Tuesday’s event when two people were killed by bullet injuries in the violent eviction of Villa Soldati, more people have arrived at Parque Indoamericana, where members of the villa have set up tents on the private property.

The eviction took place as a result of a court ruling against the people of the villa who have reportedly not been paying rent.

Head of city government, Mauricio Macri has labelled the incident “an uncontrolled migration” and in a press conference has called upon President Fernández to send in the federal police to control the movement of the people in the Parque Indoamericana.

Since the violent deaths of a 22-year-old man and 28-year-old woman, several measures have been taken to quell the situation. Macri maintains that the death of the two citizens had “nothing to do with the eviction operation.”

City Judge Robert Gallardo has placed an injunction on the decision to evict people from Villa Soldati, which was previously carried out by Judge María Cristina Nazar. Gallardo has since directed his energies to overseeing negotiations between inhabitants of the villa, lawmakers and the city government. He also ordered the city government to provide basic provisions to the displaced people at Parque Indoamericana including chemical toilets, water and food. A census is also to be carried out in the area.

Macri has also said that the city government will continue working to “recover the park” and has stated that “one must respect the law.” However, clashes continue as the minister of social development Maria Eugenia Vidal has pledged that they shall continue to give food out around the park as ordered by Judge Gallardo.

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  1. […] by Sarah Gill, 10 December 2010. Tags: clashes, fence, metropolitan police, neighbours, Villa Soldati Judge Roberto Gallardo declared a “state of emergency” in the early hours of this morning and has called for a perimeter fence to be installed by the national government to avoid further violence in the Parque Indoamericano. […]

  2. […] and that’s not the only confrontation between both governments this week. Do you remember what happened at the Iberoamericano Park three months ago, when the City Government tried to remover some illegal settlers from the park and the National […]


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