Teacher strikers off and on. a nation mourns Micaela, early close for EasterThursday, April 13, 2017
FRIDAY. For once no teacher strikes for the following week are announced. The three-day regional chapter of the World Economic Forum winds up with plenty of investor interest (as opposed to investments). Abroad Donald Trump’s missile strikes in Syria and a terrorist attack in Stockholm worry the world.
LAST WEEKEND. On Palm Sunday city police frustrate an attempt to erect an “itinerant school” outside Congress, thus reviving teacher strikes. The body of missing social activist Micaela García is found in Entre Ríos, thus sparking intense debate about permissive judges and parole for convicted rapists.
MONDAY. AFA Argentine Football Association dumps national soccer coach Edgardo Bauza without even having a replacement at hand — chronicle of a demise foretold.
TUESDAY. Teachers back on strike for the 10th time nationwide in the last six weeks but apparently in less numbers. INDEC statistics bureau posts 2.4 percent inflation for March (higher than expected), thus forcing up interest rates.
WEDNESDAY. President Mauricio Macri’s Washington meeting with Trump is confirmed for April 27.