Several world powers offer support during the G-20
Argentina will not be alone when facing the security of the G-20. The Government received sensitive information from the world's major powers to use in migration controls, as well as training, equipment and technology from countries with high defense experience. Since October, experts from all the countries participating circulate in Buenos Aires inspecting the terrain. Great Britain, China, Russia, United States, Germany, France, Italy, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil offered the Argentine government a list of the people prosecuted in those countries for violent or suspected crimes of terrorism . Migration officers may use that information at the borders to prevent the entry of those individuals with a criminal record.
The Government may use decree 70/2017, with which Cambiemos has tightened its immigration policy. The Supreme Court is still considering the measure.
"The anarchists are folkloric next to the contingency plans foreseen for terrorist threats. They have been working for a long time in collaboration with other countries", said a high official that participated in the organization. The foreign contribution will also be measured in equipment. Last week, 30 motorcycles, 40 anti-explosive protective suits, 45 scanners and 87 metal detectors, explosives and drugs arrived in Argentina, donated by China for the G-20, but which will be used by the Ministry of Security . The United States provided airplanes, equipment for health emergencies and aerospace technology. In Israel, artillery launches, border checkpoints and communications equipment were purchased, as well as cyber defense software. Specialized helicopters were imported from Italy and Canada.
The Government also "imported" training. Local security forces received training from FBI experts and instruction from the United States, China, Spain and Israel. "It was done here and there," said official sources. Brazil was also of assistance because of its experience in the Olympic Games and the World Cup, and Germany shared its experience in the last G-20, which took place in Hamburg, where there were widespread demonstrations.
The Macri administration is concerned that the anti-globalist groups that are planning peaceful demonstrations will join anarchist groups and commit violent acts at a time Argentina is in full view of the world.
"There is a lot of exchange of information, intelligence and equipment with other countries to address this issue, and the concern, as usual in these summits is that there is no big surprise" said one of the security advisers. The countries that will visit Buenos Aires did not leave the security of their leaders completely in the hands of the Argentine authorities. They arrived in the country on more than one occasion to inspect the terrain, especially airports and hot spots where the summit will take place. Between October 16 and 18 representatives from Germany, Saudi Arabia, Chile, China, Spain, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore and the multilateral organizations that are partners of the summit visited the country. From October 29 to 31, the emissaries from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Korea, the United States, France, Italy, Indonesia and Turkey arrived.
"They come and go," admitted one official. Another was more direct, and jokingly said: "Forget it, they have been walking among us for a long time!"