Alejandra Rodenas

Alejandra Silvana Rodenas (born 26 September 1963) is an Argentine lawyer, former judge, university professor, and politician of the Justicialist Party. She served as Judge of Provincial Courts from October 1999 to June 2017. She acquired public notoriety for the prosecution of a part of the narco (drug trafficking) gang Los Monos, in addition to handling the case of the murder of an alleged gang member, Luis Medina. She also carried out the prosecution of those responsible for shooting at the house of governor Antonio Bonfatti in October 2013.

Alejandra Rodenas
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Vice Governor of Santa Fe
Assumed office
11 December 2019
GovernorOmar Perotti
Preceded byCarlos Fascendini [es]
National Deputy
In office
10 December 2017 – 10 December 2019
ConstituencySanta Fe
Personal details
Born
Alejandra Silvana Rodenas

(1963-09-26) 26 September 1963 (age 59)
Rosario, Argentina
Political partyJusticialist Party
Alma materNational University of Rosario
OccupationLawyer, judge, teacher, politician
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In June 2017, Alejandra Rodenas resigned from her position as judge and launched her candidacy for national deputy for Santa Fe Province as part of the New Santafesino – Justicialist Front. After serving in the Chamber of Deputies for two years, she was elected vice governor of Santa Fe Province on 16 June 2019.

BiographyEdit

Alejandra Rodenas was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, on 26 September 1963 into a Peronist family. The daughter of Santa Fe leader Antonio Osvaldo "Tito" Rodenas, she spent her childhood in Barrio Echesortu, and at age 18, she entered the Law School at the National University of Rosario (USR), a house of studies where she would work as a teacher years later.

In 1982 she became a Peronist activist at the university, with the Juventud Peronista [es] (JP). In 1983, when the Juventud Universitaria Peronista [es] (JUP) was consolidated, she chose it as her political and ideological space, actively participating in the Law School's student center, and was elected secretary of culture.[1]

In 1986, Rodenas took the entrance exam to the Provincial Courts, where she worked until 1990, when she competed to become a civil servant in the Criminal Court. During the next decade she distanced herself from her interest in politics because of insurmountable differences with Menemism. She then took refuge in university teaching, technical-dogmatic training in criminal law, family life, and her partner, Jorge Llonch – a songwriter for Charly García and Fito Páez – with whom she extended her circle of friends to the music and literature scene.[1]

In 1999, she competed to serve as a Criminal Instruction Judge, becoming part of the first class to enter the judiciary through this modality, endorsed by the Council of Magistracy.[2]

In this position, Rodenas acquired public notoriety for the prosecution of a part of the narco gang Los Monos, in addition to taking up the case of the murder of an alleged narco, Luis Medina.[3][4] She also carried out the prosecution of those responsible for shooting at the house of governor Antonio Bonfatti in October 2013.[5]

She also actively participated in cases that, after the passage of the Trafficking Act in 2012, allowed her to intervene and close three notorious brothels in Rosario, including La Rosa, where she sought to bring human traffickers to justice.[6] Likewise, and as a result of her active participation as the chair of philosophy in gender issues, she has written numerous articles related to this issue, and appeared in the multimedia documentary Mujeres en venta (Women For Sale), published by the UNR press, as well as writing part of the text of its next edition.[7] She is an active participant in Ni una menos and other movements in defense of the rights of women.

Since 1990, Rodenas has worked as a teacher at the UNR, in the chairs of Introduction to Law (1990–present), Introduction to Philosophy (1990–2008), Philosophy of Law (1993–2003), Seminar of Criminology (2000–2008), in the Faculty of Law, and in the Forensic Psychology postgraduate program of the Faculty of Psychology.

She is an active member of the UNR's Juan Carlos Gardella Center for Study and Research in Human Rights (CEIDH).[8]

In June 2017, Alejandra Rodenas resigned from her position as judge and launched her candidacy for national deputy for Santa Fe Province.[9] She was elected as part of the New Santafesino – Justicialist Front and took office on 10 December.[10] She was elected vice governor of Santa Fe Province on 16 June 2019.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Alejandra Rodenas is married to songwriter Jorge Llonch, with whom she has two children.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Alejandra Rodenas, entre el rock, la justicia y la política" [Alejandra Rodenas, Between Rock, Justice, and Politics]. Rosario Plus (in Spanish). 19 October 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "La ex jueza Rodenas será candidata" [Ex-Judge Rodenas to be Candidate]. El Litoral (in Spanish). 15 June 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Rodenas: 'La zona sur no es la misma antes y después de la existencia de Los Monos'" [Rodenas: 'The Southern Zone is Not the Same Before and After the Existence of Los Monos']. La Capital (in Spanish). 22 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Alejandra Rodenas" (in Spanish). TN. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Dos personas procesadas por el ataque a la casa de Bonfatti" [Two People Prosecuted for the Attack on Bonfatti's House]. Conclusión (in Spanish). 12 November 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  6. ^ Tessa, Sonia (2 June 2013). "'Decir que no hay trata es una falsedad'" ['To Say There is No Trafficking is a Falsehood']. Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Mujeres en venta" [Women For Sale] (in Spanish). Documedia. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  8. ^ Cicaré, Miguel Angel (10 February 2013). "Enrique Font sobre el 'agobio' de la Jueza Rodenas" [Enrique Font on the 'Burden' of Judge Rodenas]. Info el Metropolitano (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Alejandra Rodenas lanzó su candidatura a diputada nacional por el PJ" [Alejandra Rodenas Launches Her Candidacy for National Deputy with the PJ]. La Capital (in Spanish). 15 June 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Alejandra Rodenas" (in Spanish). Argentine Chamber of Deputies. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  11. ^ "La vicegobernadora electa de Santa Fe niega cercanía con Cambiemos" [The Vice Governor Elect of Santa Fe Denies Closeness to Cambiemos]. Clarín (in Spanish). 17 June 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.

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