The so-called omnibus law faces a decisive day in the Argentine Congress, where the presentations before the vote on the general rule are expected to end this Friday before proceeding to discuss the articles, which may last through the weekend. This morning (Spain time), the president of the Chamber of Deputies, the ruling party, Martín Menem, announced a recess and the continuation at noon today (at 4:00 pm in Spain), with the idea that the pending legislators will finish their presentation and the Statutes and Starting Points for the Freedom of Argentines can be voted on.
They criticized the “irregular detention” of the women in the demonstration against Milei
It is expected that the ruling party, with the support of the allied forces, will carry out the overall project. However, the voting on the articles has many difficulties, and the debate may last until tomorrow or Sunday.
The delegation of powers to President Javier Milei, for one year, will be extended to two to make decisions in various areas due to the emergency that Argentina is going through, which is the main obstacle to his far-right party, La Libertad Avanza, which is in the clear minority in the House. The ultra-liberal economist, who has stated several times that his law is “not negotiated” and that he does not plan to stop “on anything,” did not appear in Congress during the debate, nor did he speak about it in his social networks.
He just published a vague image that caused concern: next to the Congress, a huge lion (the animal he usually refers to as himself) is holding a large open cage in front of which there are thousands of people with Argentine flags. What is not clear is if the citizens enter or leave this prison, or if there is an identification between the prison and the Parliament.
Precisely, last night there were incidents between the security forces and the demonstrators, who protested in front of Congress against Milei’s adjustment policies. Many people, including 25 journalists and Matías Aufieri, a lawyer and member of the Center of Professionals for Human Rights, which advises the left-wing parliamentary bloc, were affected by the impact of rubber bullets and pepper spray.
The arrival of picketers who tried to occupy public roads—one of the limitations of the protocol created by the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich—led to the deployment of a disproportionate operation that, first, consisted of protesters and, later, sought to dissolve the concentration.
Motorized police patrolling the sidewalk itself (where the protocol allows for demonstrations) and agents firing rubber bullets and pepper spray indiscriminately caused many injuries. people, who were later condemned in the Chamber. Recently, the UN issued a report warning Bullrich that its protocol was illegal and asked the Executive to review it.