Deputy front-runner Carlos Rodríguez sent a request for a report to the Ministry of Social Development (Mides) after FM Florida reported that a Mides shelter in that city received food from a solidarity pot managed by Cabildo Abierto (CA). It is a temporary shelter that was installed in the old seminar of the departmental capital in late June to alleviate the cold snap, parallel to the one that works in the mayor’s office. Sources from the ministry confirmed the information to the dailyBut they assured that it was a “misunderstanding” and that the food was received “without knowing that it came from a political party”.
Rodríguez told the daily that the main objective of the request for a report is “to know whether the minister [de Desarrollo Social, Pablo Bartol] is aware and have more information on the operation of this refuge. ” The deputy indicated that this year “there were some meetings preparing the cold wave and when it arrived, the new director of Mides [Mirna Guadalupe]By arrangement, by word of mouth, he made an arrangement with the church, which had free spaces in the old seminary in Florida, and lent them to the refuge. ” But “what caught the attention”, according to Rodríguez, “is that the food that was provided to those who went to the shelter came from a pot that is working in a local CA and is managed by CA,” he said.
As reported by FM Florida, it was the departmental director of Health, Andrea Herrera, who is part of CA, who offered Guadalupe the collaboration. Rodríguez considered that this decision “was far outside the institutional sphere” and maintained that “there must be coordination” with other organizations “that allows for better care.” The deputy took advantage of the situation to recall Guadalupe’s statements last month, when he said that it is “bad” that people are on the street, “unless it does not bother.” “The other sayings were more serious than this, but it sets a course,” said Rodríguez.
Sources from Mides management in Florida consulted by the daily They denied that there was any intention to benefit the sector and insisted that the link with CA be ignored. They also noted that the event happened on the second day after the shelter was opened and that there were only two people using it.