What a way to put a definitive end to a beautiful weekend: a tremendous thunderstorm and a crowded commute are enough to put a damper on anyone’s Monday. Now the rays of sun from Saturday and Sunday seem like a distant memory, but at least there’s a roundup of what happened over the weekend while you were trying to get a tan!

That's me on the train platform. Yay. Gif via Giphy
That’s me on the train platform. Yay. Gif via Giphy
Oops. Photo via Clarín
Oops. Photo via Clarín
Head of the Anti Corruption Office, Laura Alonso. Photo via Alerta Online
Head of the Anti Corruption Office, Laura Alonso. Photo via Alerta Online
  • President Mauricio Macri wrote an open letter in Perfil with the title “A New Era.” In the letter, the president sounded an optimistic tone that his administration has “managed to correct [the country’s] course and move toward the country that we all want.” He also emphasized how the previous administration, without mentioning anyone’s name, left people worse off, allegedly not fighting drug trafficking or inflation or poverty: “for five years, the economy did not create jobs, with an inflation so high that it evaporated Argentines’ salaries.” Macri also mentioned that his administration has reopened Tecnópolis and emphasized foreign policy as a salient point that differentiates the current government from the previous one. Read more: Macri Accuses ‘K Inheritance’ For Current Economic Hardships Twice In One Day
Obama's visit to Argentina. Photo via La Nación
Obama’s visit to Argentina. Photo via La Nación
  • The political TV show, La Cornisa, revealed that federal prosecutor Álvaro Garganta is investigating former Buenos Aires province governor and presidential candidate Daniel Scioli. The case? Scioli allegedly got rid of evidence in the Buenos Aires Province Court of Audit to cover up misuse of public funds, taking four airplane trips of around AR$350,000 for personal use or for his 2015 political campaign. He’s not the first Victory Front (FpV) politician to be under fire for taking advantage of governmental transport benefits: former Vice President Amado Boudou was also sent to trial over two helicopter flights he allegedly hadn’t paid for back in 2011. In the end, the case was thrown out. Read more: Important Court Cases To Be On The Lookout For In 2016 

Hebe de Bonafini. Photo via Política Argentina
Hebe de Bonafini. Photo via Política Argentina
  • Clarín’s Political and Economic optimism indices, with statistics compiled by the Management and Fit consultancy, were published yesterday and it’s not good news for Macri’s government. Both indices have fallen due to what M&F director Mariel Fornoni said was “unclear leadership from Macri.”

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