the governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Moralescalled a press conference this Monday, June 19, in which he spoke about the wave of protests that was triggered after the approval of the reform of the Constitution in that northern Argentine province. The president defended the modification of the magna carta, which he promoted, but acknowledged that there are still doubts in the original peoples about the scope of the new text in the points referring to the possession of the lands where they have been precious natural resources, such as lithium.
It is for this reason, that after several days of demonstrations on the roads of the province, with police repression and 21 detainees, the president informed in a press conference that articles 36 and 50, referring to land possession, will be rediscussed.
"Hay comunidades que creen que les vamos a quitar las tierras, incluso algunos convencionales así lo pensaron. Les están mintiendo a las comunidades y son todos aquellos que quieren el conflicto en la provincia. Esta reforma generaba muchos mas derechos para ellos", afirmo Morales
The provincial president held a monologue for 45 minutes before giving way to questions. At that time, he denied that the treatment of the constitutional reform project had been carried out in an “express” manner, recalling that the points that were going to be reformed have been known since September 2022.
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On the other hand, the governor pointed out in the press conference against the national government. “Some organizations have been coming to agitate for a month, ordered and paid for by the national government”Morales denounced. He stressed that the reformed Constitution “generates more rights” and that “all those who want violence are lying to the communities.”
“Take care of the route in Purmamarca, National Government, so we begin to draw the veil and undress your actions and your decision to push our Provincial Government. Go see what they are going to do with the route because they are committing a crime,” he said. .
He also stressed that those who participated in the march will be fined one million pesos and “some have a criminal lawsuit,” he added.
In the same vein, the governor of Jujuy and UCR presidential candidate ratified article 67 that “prohibits roadblocks and streets” and the “occupation of public buildings,” he said.