Crushed by the intern after the failed security operation that ended with the suspension of the Copa Libertadores final, Buenos Aires Security Minister Martín Ocampo, who was out of work as head of the Buenos Aires promoters, resigned. The official tried unsuccessfully to fulfill the responsibilities in the federal forces that participated in the operation, which respond to Patricia Bullrich. President Mauricio Macri resolved this discussion in favor of his minister. Instead, and just days before the G20 summit, Diego Santilli will be sworn in, who will be deputy head of government and Minister of Justice and Security. The Secretary of Security, Marcelo D & # 39; Alessandro, was confirmed in the position.
Bullrich and Ocampo spent the weekend blaming each other for the failure of the operation. From the city they indicated that the events occurred in security ring 3, which corresponded to the prefecture, a force reporting to the minister. After a conversation with the president, Larreta left to take full responsibility for what happened. It was the beginning of the end for Ocampo, who had been confirmed less than 24 hours by Larreta. In the middle, something has changed.
In addition to Macri, yesterday the head of the Civil House, Marcos Peña, assumed the charge of returning to blame the employees of Buenos Aires for the failed operation: "The responsibility is for the city, but we are part of the same team," said the coordinating minister.
Before the decision to resign, Secretary of Security D & # 39; Alessandro tried to tone down the intern. He said that "it is not a matter of falling or pointing to someone in particular, we are responsible," said D & # 39; Alessandro, noting that where the bus that touched Boca Juniors players was attacked "he did not stop" people who were concentrated in a corner and "surpassed" security.
Later, the resignation of Ocampo, the favorite lawyer of the president of Boca Angelici, who is the godfather of one of his sons, became known. Ocampo was a legislator from Buenos Aires, where he defended Macri in the face of charges of illegal espionage and in front of an investigative commission seeking to boost his political judgment. Received at the Austral University, root of origin, Ocampo did not hesitate to use all the gadgets to defend his political leader, who now managed to get him out of office. He behaved like a real soldier.
Then, Ocampo assumed the position of attorney general of the city, from where it promoted the policies of the macrismo against the pedant sale. With Larreta, he was invited to leave as head of the promoters and took over as Minister of Justice and Security, a position that lasted almost three years in which he was in dispute with Patricia Bullrich for the control of the demonstrations: Bullrich always demanded more repression.
"Some rifles had to jump," justified the decision of the Buenos Aires government, where most interpreted Ocampo's departure as a victory for Bullrich. "He had to give up the product of the pressures," they made clear in Parque Patricios. However, if Ocampo kept a different line from that of the Minister of Security, it was not just of his own accord: he represented Larreta's decision not to be the first line of shock in confrontations with the protesters, which could represent an obstacle in his political career (everyone knows: Larreta dreams of the presidency). The future of Ocampo is not written: as it is of license in the office of the general prosecutor, could redirect that power of the State of Buenos Aires, that until now Luis Cevasco continued directing. In their environment, they did not respond if he plans to return to that position.
With Santilli – an important leader within Cambiemos – occupying this ministry while continuing as deputy chief, the Security Minister will have a counterweight when it comes to discussing and pressuring the city.
Larreta led a second press conference in which he stated, "I accepted Ocampo's resignation. I appreciate the commitment of all those years." He made a positive assessment of his administration and did not give the reasons for his resignation.
"The highest political official of the government, Diego Santilli, will assume the position of Minister of Security," said the head of government. He indicated that the duties he held as head of government will be in charge of another official, the Secretary of Citizen Development, Matias Lopez. "I reaffirm my vocation to go completely in the fight against the barrabravas," said Larreta, who said that he welcomed the initiative against violence in the sport. "I see with good eyes that Justice is investigating. Congress. "I think the president's decision to insist on extraordinary with a law against the bars," insisted Larreta. For his part, Santilli said: "We have ratified the comprehensive security plan. For us, the comprehensive security plan is our primary concern."