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Between the ridiculous weekend weather and the stressful maneuvers you had to implement to get to work today because of the transport strike, it’s clear that on arriving to the office you’re less than up to date on what’s going on beyond the coffee machine.

Gif via Giphy
Gif via Giphy

So shake the street chaos off and let The Bubble help you out with an update.

Photo via Misiones Cuarto
Photo via Misiones Cuarto

  • According to the Latin American Legislative Transparency Index, Argentine Congress has a long way to go: in its ranking of 13 regional parliaments and congresses, Argentina came second to last with a measly score of 39 out of 100. President Mauricio Macri can at least be celebrate beating Venezuela, which scored 20.
Photo via NA
Photo via NA
  • One of Argentina’s most recognizable football players, Carlos Tévez, played what could have been his last match with Boca Juniors football club yesterday. This year, he unexpectedly returned to play with Boca after a career in Europe and was recently offered an insane amount of money to play at an unnamed Chinese club. Don’t get your Kleenex out just yet, though: nothing has been confirmed and Boca coach, Guillermo Schelotto, has said “the Chinese should wait six months.” Still, yesterday was allegedly an emotional moment for Boca fans after Tévez played a great match at la Bombonera. Read more: Could Tevez Leave Boca And Become The World’s Highest-Paid Footballer?

  • Macri wrote a column for the Spanish newspaper El País, called “Argentina turns a new page,” stating that there is optimism for 2017: “Today, most Argentines have hope, there is an optimistic outlook for next year and most people believe that we will be better off as a country. He also cited a “very productive year” in Congress and “difficulties in the transition.”
President Mauricio Macri. Photo via The Sun
President Mauricio Macri. Photo via The Sun
  • Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner also shared an article, by an unspecified author, on social media called “Ideas shouldn’t be killed.” The piece likens the administration to its trademark use of balloons, “empty with false promises,” and cites Macri’s “spontaneous” bus ride (which turned out to be fake) as “a summary of its communication strategy […] to sell lies.” Read more: Shocker: Macri Didn’t Actually Ride A Bus In Pilar

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