translated from Spanish: A Peruvian sought by Interpol is detained in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires.- Police arrested on the Buenos Aires subway a Peruvian accused of robbery who was wanted by Interpol at the request of the Justice of his country, official sources reported on Thursday. Police in the Argentine capital arrested the defendant at the Once station of the capital metro line H.

The agents of the Catch and Search Division of Fugitives arrested him after being recognized by the security cameras, and subsequently contacted the Liaison Division of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) of the Buenos Aires Police, who detailed that the arrest measure was still in force. This red alert, for a crime «against the wealth-theft aggravated», was established at the request of the Second Criminal Chamber of Appeals of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima Norte.The detainee was transferred to the Mayor’s Office Number 1 Bis of the Police of the Argentine capital, at the disposal of the Justice.
In April last year, a system of facial recognition of fugitives from Justice was launched on the streets of the city, which allows criminals to be instantly detected by requesting capture to stop them. Earlier, in 2017, the former Argentine government, led by the conservative Mauricio Macri (2015-2019), signed a controversial decree that tightened the migration policy to prevent the entry of foreigners who had committed serious crimes and speed up the deportation processes of those who commit crimes in the country.

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This measure generated a strong controversy and different social organizations came to consider it stigmatizing immigrants. Now, after the assumption of peronist Alberto Fernández as president last December, the door opens for these regulations to change, due to the disagreement of the new representative with the position of his predecessor.» What Macri did was authorize expulsions without conviction. And this seems very dangerous, because it can become an act of persecution against some population,» Fernandez said in an interview on January 24 last year.

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While he did not go ahead and should repeal the decree, the president did say he would discuss the issue with Security Minister Sabina Frederic. 

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