The Resistance March in Plaza de Mayo, Saturday August 27th. Photo: Luciano Thieberger

We were all supremely confused and disappointed by the awful weather that howled throughout our Saturdays after watching Friday’s glorious weather from inside the office. Obviously you had to watch Stranger Things to at least make the gloom worthwhile. Kudos to those of you who braved the rain to party (or maybe just buy groceries?) instead of ordering empanadas (again).

Why bother? Gif via Giphy
Why did I even bother? Gif via Giphy
  • On Friday afternoon and Saturday anyone who tried to move around the city center knows there was a lot of traffic Resistance March, named thus because it marked an effort to protest against President Mauricio Macri’s administration. Lawmaker Máximo Kirchner, who is the son of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and head of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Association, Hebe de Bonafini, were the stars of the rally and spoke up strongly against the government’s austerity policies.
Photo via Telesur
Photo via Telesur
  • Lawmaker Margarita Stolbizer of the Progressive Party harshly criticized Kirchner for his speech, and, like many on Twitter, specifically mocked that the son of two presidents spoke in the name of “Argentine workers”. In a Tweet, she said “Máximo Kirchner talks about something he isn’t even [acquainted with]: work. Why doesn’t he take this opportunity to explain his fortune?”

Burn.

Read more: Cristina Takes Stolbizer To Court On Smear Campaign Charges

  • Buenos Aires province Governor María Eugenia Vidal was the victim of yet another death threat on Sunday. Just like previous instances of death threats, the person left a message through the 911 emergency number stating that a bomb had been place in the governor’s house in Morón. Vidal received multiple death threats last week and a rifle shell was found in her home’s garage at a time when she has made a point of battling corruption in the Buenos Aires province, including fighting police corruption, nonetheless. Read more: Vidal Says She Is Not Intimidated By Threats, Will Fight Police Corruption
Photo via Primeriado
Photo via Primeriado

  • The political TV show Periodismo Para Todos (PPT) in which host Jorge Lanata continued to present elements of his exposé “Cristileaks,” in which thousands of financial transactions adding up to US $492 million allegedly made by former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and others involved in the purported money laundering scheme known as the “K Money Trail.” This time, the program looked into how family members of the Kirchner family such as her niece, Romina Mercado, were involved in the Solicitor General’s office. Alongside  former Solicitor General Angelina Abbona, they would allegedly help “cover up” irregularities or “protect” Cristina. Read more: Prosecutor Asks For Cristina And Kicillof To Be Questioned On Charges Of Cover-Up

  • A fire that began in San Luis province 10 days ago once again reignited and started afresh on Sunday, and has already devastated 8,500 hectares. The fire’s epicenter is about 40 kilometers away from the city of San Luis, the provincial capital, and one hundred people had to be evacuated yesterday.
Photo via Alerta Online
Photo via Alerta Online
Photo via Diario 26
Photo via Diario 26

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