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Did camping out at Plaza San Martín hoping for a glimpse of Canadian Prime Minister and international heartthrob Justin Trudeau on Friday really mean that you didn’t read the news over the weekend? Who has time for the news when you have all those pictures to upload onto Instagram or well-deserved sunbathing to do?

Why not? Gif via Giphy
Why not? Gif via Giphy

Let’s get started with an update of what happened over the weekend so you have more to talk about with your coworkers. Not that Trudeau isn’t a good conversation starter for a Monday morning, of course. Read more: Macri And Trudeau Bet On Trade In An Increasingly Closed Off World

  • Saturday was World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, something that the Argentine government did not overlook. In a video posted by President Mauricio Macri, the campaign revealed that one in 13 children are sexually abused in the country: in the case of girls, the damning statistic worsens to one in five. According to the government website provided for more information, three out of four aggressors is a relative or a person they trust.

 

  • Unfortunately, femicides and violence against women are something of a staple in weekend news. On Sunday morning, a man killed his partner with a rifle and committed suicide with the same weapon. The incident happened in a small town in Santa Fe province. Meanwhile, Carolina Aguirre, a famous screenwriter, wrote a compelling and powerful column on her experiences of domestic abuse which was widely shared on Sunday.
  • Another similar story to last weekend’s news was that there was yet another earthquake in Argentina’s Cuyo region, this time in the province of San Juan. The tremor reached a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale: once again, there were no victims or serious damage, but it was felt across the country.
Photo via La Nación
Photo via La Nación
  • Maestros pizzeros or pizza masters made a 500-meter pizza on Sunday along Avenida de Mayo, with over 20,000 slices being sold for the benefit of the Argentine Down Syndrome Association (ASDRA). The pizza broke the record for Buenos Aires’ largest pizza but also gave visibility to the association as there were over 100 of its employees making and selling the pizza throughout the day. How’s that for restoring a little faith in humanity? Or at least faith in the existence of heartwarming news?
Photo via Télam
Photo via Télam
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Photo via Taringa!
  • According to a study carried out by the Taquion Center of Analysis and Investigation which was published over the weekend, Buenos Aires province Governor María Eugenia Vidal has a positive approval rate of 51.1 percent regarding her policies while Macri enjoys only 37.3 percent. The perception was even more favorable when it came to an evaluation of her as a person, standing at 57.5 percent, as inhabitants of the province consider her to be “transparent” and “honest.”
El 51% de los bonaerenses aprueba la gestión de Vidal y sólo el 37% la de Macri

Go forth and show yourselves to be well informed, my loyal Monday readers!