Macri: “The President wants to create a division between Argentines”
Buenos Aires, May 9, 2012
Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri said in statements to Radio Mitre that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner creates divisions between Argentine people; a day after the president called for unity and ensured that “those who pose divisions history beat them”(see article).
Given the problems between the City and the Nation by the subways and garbage, Macri contends that in reality Cristina crates divisions because the official sees every Kirchner’s move as a barrier against him.
“We have always found a negative response,” said Macri. “The trouble is that the President wants to create a division between Argentines,” he said.
The tension between the two governments increased as the Ecological Coordination Metropolitan State Society (Ceamse) ordered that the City of Buenos Aires pay 35% more to deposit their waste in the suburbs.
In addition, the agency ordered that capital city waste to be reduced by 50% and that the districts of San Miguel and Tigre are rewarded for the deposit of garbage in its jurisdiction.
The City of Buenos Aires produces at least 600 tons of trash daily and the city government spent 1.6 billion pesos per year in waste collection contracts.