The supermarket in Rosario belonging to the family of Messi's wife, Antonela Rocuzzo, was shot at 14 times and a threatening note left, which was presumably intended for Messi.
"Messi we're waiting for you. Javkin (mayor of Rosario) is a narco and won't be able to protect you." Or words to that effect.
Then Anibal 'The Animal' Fernandez, minister for security, comes out and says that the narcos have already won so we may as well pack up and go home. It seems to be true that the narcos have control of Rosario, but to admit it publicly and be seen to do nothing about the situation is even worse.
The regime simply doesn't know how to deal with it or doesn't want to.