Gerardo Morales flatly denied the possibility of giving a pardon to Milagro Sala and assured that he had already told Máximo Kirchner and national officials that “before they shoot me in the head.”
“There is no possibility, under any point of view. I told the President, Sergio Massa, Wado de Pedro, Santiago Cafiero and Máximo Kirchner that before they shot me in the head“replied the governor of Jujuy when asked about a possible pardon for the activist of the Tupac Amaru. “Justice is working”, he finished.
Morales demanded “to end the story” and assured that from his home, where he is under house arrest, Sala “continues to organize acts of violence.”
“As it happened in Campo Verde, that in an audio they find that she gives the orders,” Morales explained about the episode in which they resulted ten policemen injured before a political act of the Jujuy president.
Demonstration on 9 de Julio Avenue by Milagro Sala. Photo Martín Bonetto
Sala has been detained since the beginning of 2016. However, since 2018 she has been under the regime of house arrest in Jujuy. She is sentenced for two reasons: for an escrache against Morales and for the cause known as “Pibes Villeros”, for which she must comply 13 years in prison.
Kirchner militants carry out periodic marches in the City of Buenos Aires to demand the release of the controversial social leader, arguing that she is imprisoned for political reasons.
“I am not going to go against the acts of violence and corruption in Jujuy. They stole from the poor! Don’t put pressure on this issue, “Morales asked.
However, in his onslaught, the radical made a reservation with Alberto Fernández. “President never exerted any pressure. If he always raised his position with me, he believes that he is a political prisoner, it is a strong dissidence that I have with him, “Morales said, this Monday in an interview with Radius 10.
He assured that Jujuy “do not eat glass”, but that those who do not live in that province “ate a story.” And he reiterated: “There are acts of violence that she commands from her home while in prison. this farce that Milagro Sala is a victim. “
Intern of 2021 … and beyond
Morales dedicated most of the interview to the Juntos por el Cambio intern towards the PASO and the 2021 elections. He again targeted Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and was forceful to mark differences with the PRO: “To Mauricio (Macri) I I would not vote again nor would I accompany him as a candidate for President. “
The leader continued to show his anger for what he denounces as “a smear campaign” against Facundo Manes, the man chosen by the UCR to confront Diego Santilli in the inmate of the Province of Buenos Aires.
“Santilli does not move the ammeter. Facundo is the one who can bring us closer to the Front of All “, he evaluated on the proselytizing strategy.
“There is a smear campaign. That they stop it with grinding to a person who, to top it all, is radical as always, is the expression of the average Argentinian, which comes from a town, is going to specialize abroadHe has a private activity and we bring him into politics. And we try to wear it down. So, how do we intend to expand Together for Change if we have that attitude? “Morales lamented.
Mauricio Macri with Alfredo Cornejo and Gerardo Morales in 2018.
In that sense, he demanded to hold an internal debate to reformulate the JxC assembly and stop Kirchnerism. “There is already the one to represent to the right, I want a coalition of the center, “he said, while asking to expand the coalition with representatives of peronism.
“Larreta already ran it to Mauricio and passed the brush to Bullrich. And I don’t know why he took María Eugenia (Vidal, to compete in the City). In Province you had to put all the meat on the grill and give the mother of battles. I don’t understand why María Eugenia deserted the Province and went to the City. For me, Horacio is responsible for this “, criticized, again, the governor in that sense.
He said that he feels “respect” for Larreta, but stressed that “it is not difficult to do things well in the city, obviously”.
And he repeated the aspirations of the UCR: “That they no longer expect radicalism to be a caboose. We are not going to be a caboose. We want to have a strong role.”