Socialist International closely follows investigation into attack against Governor of Santa Fe, Argentina

26 October 2013

The Socialist International has been closely following the investigation underway in Santa Fe, Argentina, looking forward to a speedy clarification of the facts surrounding the criminal attack a few weeks ago against its Governor, Antonio Bonfatti, which took place at his home in the district of Alberdi in Rosario. Bonfatti is a member of the Socialist Party of Argentina, a member party of this organisation.

The violence against the Governor, whose home was the target of 14 bullets, has been condemned and firmly repudiated by leaders and representatives of member parties of the International, who have highlighted the extreme gravity of this occurrence which appears to be a direct challenge by forces and elements associated with drug traffickers and criminal gangs to the declared will of provincial government to confront them.

The Socialist International, which stands in solidarity with Governor Antonio Bonfatti and the Socialist Party of Argentina, has fully shared the Governor’s denouncement of this attack as “an aggression against democracy and its institutions”.