If the sudden drop in temperature made you revert to your winter ways of heavy tea-drinking, cardigan-wearing, looking up cute animals online and over-eating with the Superbowl as an excuse, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s forget the food stains and questionable Netflix choices and take a look at what happened over the weekend.
- As you probably noticed, there were intense thunderstorms over the weekend, including gales of over 50 kilometers an hour, which hit Buenos Aires province very hard with power cuts and evacuations. Over 100 trees were uprooted in Mar del Plata and the Atlantic Cost, one of which killed a 27-year-old man in La Plata and marine tornados destroyed several resorts — in the video below you can see an example in Pinamar.
Momento que la Tromba marina toca la costa y destruye un balneario imágenes impresionantes pic.twitter.com/Xp25ujwtga
— Alejandra Apolonio (@aleapo01) February 5, 2017
- The Buenos Aires neighborhood of Hurlingham is reeling after a man murdered six people and injured three and is now on the run. Diego Loscalzo murdered his partner, police officer Romina Maguna, by shooting her at point blank range during an argument last night. Loscalzo went on to kill Romina’s sister Vanesa and her partner, Darío Daniel Díaz. Then he went to Maguna’s parents’ house and killed her mother, Juana Paiva, along with her brother José Maguna. José’s pregnant wife, Mónica Beatriz Lloret, was injured and lost the baby that was due to be born today. A 36-year-old neighbor and a 12-year-old girl were also hurt during Loscalzo’s rampage.
- Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra has been charged for using public funding to sponsor her candidacy for Secretary General of the United Nations last year. According to federal prosecutor Patricio Evers, over AR$1.3 million in public funds was used to pay for plane tickets and other expenses for her to campaign for the post which was eventually won by the former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres. Read more: Malcorra Will Not Be The First Female UN Secretary-General After All
- On Saturday, a tetazo (topless protest) took place in Corrientes province on the Malvinas Islands beach on the Paraná riverside, in which 40 women from Corrientes, Chaco and Formosa took off their bras and bikinis to show solidarity for three women who were kicked off a public beach by police in Necochea last week for doing the same thing. A similar protest is set to take place at the Obelisco on Tuesday, as well as more around the country, so stay tuned! Read more: Free The Nipple! Argentine Activists Plan Countrywide ‘Tetazo’
- After a great year for Argentine tennis in 2016, 2017 has been off to a rocky start. There was good news yesterday at the Davis Cup, however, as Carlos Berlocq beat the Italian Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3 after eight and a half hours of play. In other sports news, Lanús football club beat River Plate 3-0 to win the Argentine Supercup, but no news on if and when the first division championship will happen. Read more: Down Its Two Best Players, Argentina Faces An Uphill Battle At The Davis Cup
- Celebrations for the Chinese New Year were held once again in Plaza Parques Nacionales Argentinos throughout the weekend to welcome the Year of the Rooster, 4715 in the Chinese calendar. The amount of people that take part in the festivities grows every year, and 2017 is no different: there are no official numbers yet, but 600,000 are suspected to have been present over Saturday and Sunday alone.
- The Argentine film El ciudadano ilustre, directed by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, received a Goya Film Award yesterday for Best Iberoamerican Film at the Goya Film Awards Ceremony held in Madrid. This is the third year in a row that Argentina has received a Goya award after Damián Szifrón’s Relatos salvajes and Pablo Trapero’s El clan.
- Clarín’s Political and Economic optimism indices were published yesterday, with statistics compiled by the Management and Fit consultancy firm, revealing an overall decrease by one point in both the Economic Optimism Index and the Political Optimism Index in comparison to last week’s values due to the government’s announcement of higher tariffs and the impasse with the CGT. Read more: CGT Union Stops Dialogue With Government: ‘The Trust Has Been Broken’
Go forth and show yourselves to be well informed, my loyal Monday readers!