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Ah, the segunda quincena: the other half of January in which the tables turn and those who suffered in the office for the first two weeks go on holiday and vice versa. Or, if you’re sticking it out at work for the whole month, the group of friends you’ve been hanging out with has suddenly changed.

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Gif via Giphy

Hang in there. Either way, The Bubble is here with an update of what happened over the weekend.

Photo via La Nación
Photo via La Nación
  • According to official sources for Clarín, the government will seek to reinforce migration controls, specifically targeting immigrants with a criminal record with a data base. The reason is to stop a “drug trafficking workforce” entering Argentina legally. “If a drug trafficker has finished serving their sentence in their country [and] do not have a capture request from Interpol [on them], they can enter the country [easily],” said Horacio García, head of Migrations. However, there has already been criticism from the opposition, saying that Argentina is “an immigrant country by definition” and calling for caution.
Bullrich
Security Minister Patricia Bullrich
  • Mendoza province’s Health Minister Rubén Giacchi resigned over the weekend after his partner Laura García pressed charges regarding domestic abuse which resulted in “minor injuries.” Governor Alfredo Cornejo accepted his resignation: according to an official press release, “if, once the investigation has been finalized, the results indicate that he was not responsible, [there is a] chance that he may return to the team.”
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Photo via Minuto Ya
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Photo via Taringa.
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Photo via Misiones Online

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