Pope Francis met President Mauricio Macri on Saturday. Photo via The Peninsula Qatar

So you thought that the Oscars were the only important thing that happened this weekend? Think again. Now that your “Leo finally won an Oscar!” comment fell flat on your sleepy coworkers, why not read up on something else?

Although, just for fun, let’s have one Argentine-themed Leo meme to get started:

  • 22 minutes. That’s how long the meeting between Pope Francis and President Mauricio Macri lasted and the media took no time to notice it. However, the government is downplaying the “coldness” of the meeting: Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra and Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña were particularly critical of the way the meeting was portrayed, saying that it was a “good meeting,” that “the President doesn’t talk much” and, in Peña’s case on Facebook, that the criticisms “makes people think we’re a difficult country.”

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Posted by Marcos Peña on Sunday, 28 February 2016

  • Unfortunately, one of the main news stories over the weekend was the murder of two young Argentine women traveling in Ecuador. Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni were from Mendoza and were allegedly killed by two Ecuadorian men, who are in custody.
Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni, two girls from Mendoza who were murdered in Ecuador. Photo via La Historia.
Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni, two girls from Mendoza who were murdered in Ecuador. Photo via La Historia.
Photo via La Noticia 1
Photo via La Noticia 1

Go forth and show yourself to be well informed, my loyal Monday readers. Or discuss Cate Blanchett’s dress, fine. Either way, happy Monday!