Minister of Security
Appointed in December 2015, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich’s administration places a strong emphasis in policies aimed at achieving one of the three main objectives of the national Government: Fight against Drug Trafficking. Her main actions are preventing the expansion of drug trafficking, by securing the borders and incorporating the use of technology; training the future police forces; and strengthening the relationship between the Ministry and the citizenship.
Before being appointed Minister, Bullrich served as legislator, elected on three periods (1993-1997; 2007-2011 and 2011-2015). In the last elections held in October, she was re-elected as legislator for the City of Buenos Aires, as a member of Cambiemos party, position that she finally did not assume.
She first started working for Congress after returning from exile, when democracy was restored in Argentina, and she specialized in national security matters.
In 1999, she became the first woman to serve as Secretary of Criminal Policy and Prison Affairs of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. She was also the first woman appointed as Minister of Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, position that she held from October 2000 to October 2001. She also served as Social Security Minister from October to November 2001.
Patricia Bullrich has a degree in Social Studies and Humanities, with a minor in Communications, from Palermo University (UP), graduating “Summa Magna Cum Laude”. In 2009 she obtained a Master's degree in Political Science and Sociology at the Latin America Social Sciences University (FLACSO). She also holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the San Martin University (UNSAM).