It was another grey weekend so cold that your frozen fingers couldn’t open any news outlets on your phone. At all. Of course. Well, lucky for you, here’s The Bubble with the Weekend Roundup so you can cherish those memories of being engulfed by blankets without giving away that you have no idea what was going on. Let’s get to it.
- After being hospitalized on Friday due to a “slight arrhythmia,” President Mauricio Macri spent the rest of his weekend at his Quinta Los Abrojos. According to the presidential medical team and First Lady Juliana Awada, he’s a picture of health and it was “nothing serious.” He’s now back at work today. What’s your excuse for hitting the snooze button? Read more: President Mauricio Macri Hospitalized With Arrhythmia
- Ah, Guillermo Moreno, the controversial former Secretary of Domestic Trade that likes to appear out of the blue and make our blood boil once in a while. What did he say this time? That the head of the brutal dictatorship, Jorge Rafael Videla, “threw people into the sea but did not take food out of people’s mouths. He didn’t mess with food prices.” Yes, he was saying that Macri’s government is worse than “any of the dictatorships.” Read more: Why Clarín And The Kirchner Government Hated Each Other, And Why It Still Matters
- The head of the Renewal Front, Sergio Massa, said in an interview with Clarín that the tarifazo or sky-high increases in utility bills, transportation, etc. should be “revised” and the government should “recognize its mistake.” Speaking from Paris, where he was attending a leadership seminar, Massa stated that, “I have the feeling that what could have been done with a scalpel was done with a chainsaw […] Today’s prices are, for many sectors, impossible to pay.” Read more: Macri Administration Admits Sky-High Increase In Gas Cost Was A ‘Mistake’
- Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra traveled to New York this weekend to present her candidacy for Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) and is set to speak before the General Assembly today. Malcorra has spent the past few weeks traveling to different countries to campaign intensely for the position. Read more: Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra Nominated For UN Secretary General
- You don’t need anyone to tell you that May was very cold. What you might not know is that it was the coldest month of May in 60 years in Argentina. Between that and the fact that April was the rainiest month in a century, I’m not looking forward to June’s accolade… Read more: April Was The Rainiest Month In A Century
- According to Clarín sources, a French director is making a film about the former presidential candidate Daniel Scioli, with the opening scene being him accepting electoral defeat in November last year. Scioli is allegedly optimistic that the film could make it to Argentine cinemas by September, so mark it on your calendar. Read more: A Guide: Daniel Scioli For Beginners
- Clarín’s weekly Political and Economic Optimism Indices: the Political Optimism Index is down to 42.8 while the Economic Optimism Index has also decreased to 36.5.
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Go forth and how yourself to be well informed, my loyal Monday readers!