Rio Negro: Montonero former head Fernando Vaca Narvaja was named minister
September 19, 2012
Rio Negro governor Alberto Weretilnek appointed as Minister of Public Works the former head of the Montoneros organization, Fernando Vaca Narvaja.
The governor defended his decision to the criticism after he appointed the former Montonero: “Remember me to McCarthyism and the witch hunt, it’s pathetic.”
Vaca Narvaja had been appointed chairman of the state firm Patagonian Train, which runs the train from Viedma to Bariloche, by decision of the late former governor Carlos Soria.
The future minister defended himself against criticism: “The past is something we all know, is undeniable,” said one who was imprisoned in 2003 on charges of “necessary participant” in the kidnapping and murder of 13 guerrillas who returned to the country in 1980 in the called “counter” of Montoneros.
Others who are appointed by the governor:
Ernesto Paillalef, current official of Social Development Minister Alicia Kirchner, who also played for Montoneros and was imprisoned during the dictatorship.
Luis Di Giacomo, who will take over as Minister of Government, is a psychiatrist and expert of Susana Freydoz, accused of murdering Soria.