Macri declared an “state of emergency” in the City of Buenos Aires


Argentina, 29 de diciembre de 2013

The Mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri, declared on Saturday a state of “emergency” in the city of Buenos Aires as a result of power outages and called the nation to form a committee to “monitor the crisis” and work to solve the problems.

In a press conference, Macri announced that there will be day off for the Buenos Aires public administration on Monday, which could be extended to 2 and 3 January if the high temperatures and lack of electricity continue. They had also convened the first meeting of the committee for this Sunday at 10:00 in the Single Center for Coordination and Control (CUCC) .

There will be present the deputy chief of the City Government, María Eugenia Vidal, and Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, but especially Macri asked officials of the national government to assist such as Security Minister Maria Cecilia Rodriguez, to “join forces and find solutions for the people.”

“Given the continued problems and the heat wave that will continue until Tuesday, Macri declared the emergency in the City and said: “We expect the national government to attend this Committee and its protocols to solve the problem in the coming days.”

Accompanied by many of his Cabinet, the mayor of Buenos Aires asked the national government and the concessionaires “for transparency in the information” about the cuts and remarked that “people feel abandoned and unprotected.”

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