Mario Das Neves
Mario Das Neves is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician. He is the governor of the Argentine province of Chubut.
Das Neves was born in Avellaneda, Gran Buenos Aires and grew up in Santa Fe but moved to Chubut at the age of 20 to try out as a footballer for Huracan de Trelew, without success. He became active in the youth wing of the Peronists and by 1987 he had a key role in the administration of Trelew's municipality under Nestor Perl.
In 1991 Das Neves was candidate for the mayoralty of Trelew and won the first round but lost in the second. The following year he became leader of the Chubut Justicialist Party and was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Chubut in 1995. From his election he actively camapigned against corruption in the customs operation of Buenos Aires and headed an investigating commission that led to prosecutions. He was named best deputy in 1997.
'Das Neves celebrates his triumph in Chubut'
Profile at Chubut government
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