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Soldier Carrasco’s father rejected the return of compulsory military service: “It is not the solution”

Soldier Omar Carrasco was beaten to death in March 1994 inside the military barracks in the Neuquén city of Zapala.

Hours after the political arc was shown divided for a possible return from compulsory military service (SMO), in dialogue with TN the father of the murdered soldier Omar Carrasco expressed his rejection to a return to forced conscription in Argentina. “It would not be the solution”, said Francis Carrasco.

Soldier Omar Carrasco was beaten to death in March 1994 inside the military barracks in the Neuquén city of Zapala.

In this sense, the man who lives in the New neighborhood of Neuquen, said: “There other methods to help kids who can’t work or study, such as fixing the economy, among other things.”

Currently, Military Service can be performed voluntarily by Argentine men and women between 18 and 24 years of age.  (Photo: Telam)
Currently, Military Service can be performed voluntarily by Argentine men and women between 18 and 24 years of age. (Photo: Telam)

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Asked about the possibility of young people learning there trades to work, Carrasco pointed out: “It is very difficult, I do not see it as an alternative. They would have to find a way more modern for military service, a system like they have other countries”.

After being implemented in 1901, Compulsory Military Service remained in force until nineteen ninety five. In that year the government of Carlos Menem decided to replace it with volunteering, in the midst of the very strong repercussions that the case of Omar Carrasco, A soldier beaten to death in the military barracks of the Neuquén city of Zapala.

Compulsory military service: the debate that divided politics and revived the Carrasco case

The controversy over a possible return to compulsory military service was revived, for nth once, earlier this week. The political arc was shown again divided, with full posture in favor, intermediate and absolutely against.

On this occasion the initiative was once again put on the table by Amalia Granata, provincial deputy of Santa Fe, who in a television interview assured: “I was in Israel and there the Military Service is required. I charm and it seems to me fabulous. If you do, here would lead the behavior of young people in the country.

Amalia Granata, provincial deputy of Santa Fe, revived the controversy over the return of compulsory military service in Argentina. (Photo: Instagram @amaliagranata).

Regarding his idea, Granata added that “it is necessary to stop thinking about what the old Military Service was. It must be thought of as the formation of a behavior so that young people get up at 6:00, study, do exercises and can be taught a trade”.

Likewise, this initiative was reaffirmed on her Twitter profile by the former actress: “To men and women; you finish high school and 2 years compulsory service for all.

Compulsory military service: Patricia Bullrich once again promoted her intermediate position

The position of the legislator from Santa Fe was half shared by a national reference from Together for Change: Patricia Bullrich. The former Minister of Security revived her Civic Service plan Volunteer for young people, which launched mid 2019 at the end of the government of Mauricio Macri.

With a video and a thread of messages published on Twitter, the president of the PRO stated: “Order, discipline and learning. If I had to define the Voluntary Civic Service in Values, those would be the precise words: a true path towards freedom, autonomy and fulfillment of dreams of the Argentines.

The Voluntary Civic Service was launched on June 16, 2019, through resolution 598/19 published in the Official Gazette. The program was aimed at training adolescents and young people between 16 and 20 years old, through voluntary enrollment.

Compulsory military service: for the Government its reinstatement is “nonsense”

Planted firmly on the sidewalk in front, the defense minister, Jorge Taiana, qualified as “absurdity” the idea of ​​reinstating the Compulsory Military Service and said that currently “being a soldier is choosing a profession.”

“It is nonsense to propose that the Compulsory Military Service return. Had almost one hundred years old in Argentina. The conscript, ‘la colimba’, ended the Carrasco case because it was already a system out of style”, said the head of the Defense portfolio in dialogue with Radio the 990.

Defense Minister Jorge Taiana was totally against the reinstatement of compulsory military service in Argentina.

Along these same lines, the member of the national Cabinet emphasized: “There is no need to confuse. One thing is the volunteer soldier looking for a profession and is trained. That has nothing to do with the old military service that was more like a cam in which the conscripts They had no rights.”

Compulsory military service: the unexpected positioning of Aldo Rico

Faced with the controversy generated by Granata’s request, former Lieutenant Colonel Aldo Rico reappeared in public and surprised with his rejection to the initiative of the Santafesina provincial deputy.

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“The Armed Forces are not reformatories: the barracks train soldiers for war. A military instrument cannot be developed to combat poverty or replace the plans,” said the former mayor of San Miguel.

When reviewing the history of the Compulsory Military Service, the former leader of the “carapintadas” recalled: “It went from 20 to 18 years old because the citizens said that they They cut the university career. But later they protested because at the Falklands War They were 18-year-old soldiers.”

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