Argentina's Minister of Transport dies in a traffic accident

The Minister of Transport of Argentina, Mario Meoni, died this Friday in a traffic accident in San Andrés de Giles, in the north of the province of Buenos Aires.

The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. (local time) when the minister lost control of your vehicle in which he was traveling alone and overturned losing his life before being rescued, as confirmed by official sources to the newspaper Clarion.

Meoni, 56, was on her way from Rosario, where she had participated in an event with the president from Argentina, Alberto Fernández, to the city of Junín where his family resides.

Fernández mourned his death through his Twitter account. “It was with great sadness that I received the ungrateful news of the death of Mario Meoni,” said Fernández, adding that “with him we lose a thorough, tireless and honest politician“and” an exemplary official “.

“With sincere regret I accompany those like me who have loved and respected him”, has added.

Meoni had born in the town of Ascensión in 1965 and his beginnings in politics were in the Radical Civic Union (UCR) with which he was a councilor in the Junín party and a provincial deputy in Buenos Aires, according to the Télam agency.

Between 2003 and 2011 he was mayor of Junín and in 2016 he was appointed director of the Bank of the province of Buenos Aires until in December 2019 assumed the Transport portfolio of the Latin American country.

Among his actions as a minister, the Argentine media have highlighted the construction of the new Aeroparque departure terminal, the 120-day freeze of urban transport rates in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area and the increase in Aerolineas Argentinas flights and train service frequencies from the country.


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