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Did you spend your weekend freaking out over the fact that it’s December and you’re starting to get those “Happy Holidays” emails and “What A Crazy Year 2016 Was” videos in your NewsFeed? Of course, nobody can read the news with that sort of trauma. Jokes aside, the end-of-year crunch has started to kick into gear, making Mondays that much harder to deal with.

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Gif via Giphy

For that, The Bubble is here with its weekly update of what happened over the weekend while everyone else was trying to relax (or striving to remember where 2016 went)

  • A lot of things were said by President Mauricio Macri during the governmental “spiritual retreat” over the weekend, which came as a sort of end-of-year evaluation of their first year in power. “In the campaign frenzy, certain expectations were created around a magical change, which is something we should steer clear of, [away from] messianic leaderships. I’m no David Copperfield,” said Macri on the last day. Retreats are something that the PRO has been doing since 2007, when Macri became the mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, and they’re more like an extended party meeting than intense meditation master classes (despite what we’d like to believe). No cell phones allowed, though.
  • Read more: The ‘Spiritual Retreat’ Macri Should Have Thrown
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  • Speaking of end-of-year evaluations, a survey by the consulting firm Management and Fit revealed yesterday that 43.1 percent of those surveyed considered that Macri’s first year was negative or very negative and 51.6 percent think that he isn’t keeping his campaign promises. Only 25.9 percent thought his administration’s policies were positive or very positive.
  • Also, after returning from the retreat and getting his cell phone back, Macri downloaded Telegram, because Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp apparently aren’t enough to connect with young people. However, he did say “I promise not to flood you with messages or send you things I’ve already uploaded onto social media.” So stay tuned!
Photo via Infobae
Photo via Infobae
  • More on Michetti: the investigation into alleged irregularities in the foundation she presides, the SUMA Foundation, has widened in scope after lawmaker Rodolfo Tailhade presented new charges against her and Cecilia Brook, a member of SUMA that organized a party in which over AR$ 200,000 disappeared last year. Michetti was heavily criticized for not disclosing the burglary to the public and questions began to emerge about where that money came from. Read more: After Michetti’s Legal Woes, More Macri-Linked Foundations Come Under Scrutiny
Vice President Gabriela Michetti. Photo via resumendelaregion.com
Vice President Gabriela Michetti. Photo via resumendelaregion.com

Milagro Sala. photo via static.grupo23
Milagro Sala. photo via static.grupo23
  • In Mendoza province, two priests have been arrested along with one employee of an institute for deaf and mute children after 20 charges of pedophilia were made against them. The case prosecutor Fabrizio Sidotti told the press that the number of victims could be up to 60 and the Vatican has initiated their own investigative process. One of the priests, 82-year-old Nicolás Corradi, had allegedly already been charged of pedophilia in Italy in 1984, also with deaf children.
The Antonio Provoli Institute, where two priests allegedly sexually abused up to 60 students. Photo via Perfil
The Antonio Provoli Institute, where two priests allegedly sexually abused up to 60 students. Photo via Perfil
Photo via Perfil
Photo via Perfil
  • More from Management and Fit! In Clarín’s weekly political and economic indices, the firm revealed that economically, the government is doing better than last week while in political terms, the decreasing tendency continues.

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