Argentine minister of Women, Gender and Diversity resigns

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Buenos Aires, Oct 7.- Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Friday accepted the resignation of former Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity, Elizabeth Gomez, Spokeswoman for the Casa Rosada, Gabriela Cerruti, reported.

According to a statement posted on Twitter by the spokeswoman, the president thanked the work carried out by Gomez, who held this position since 2019.

The lawyer resigned after the eviction of the Lafken Winkul Mapu mapuche community, in the town of Villa Mascardi, in Rio Negro province, in the Patagonian Region.

“These facts and the arrests of women and children by federal forces are incompatible with the values that I defend as a political project,” Gomez wrote in a letter addressed to the head of State.

Cerruti told the press that the procedure was carried out in compliance with all protocols, without the use of lethal weapons, or any denunciation during it.

“There was no subjugation, the court order was carried out under all the security protocol and respect for human rights,” she said. (PL)