Slow start after the extra-long Easter weekend with Elisa Carrió trying to make newsFriday, April 21, 2017
THURSDAY. Maundy Thursday with no newspapers the next day to tell us what happened.
FRIDAY. Good Friday, again without too much news even with newspapers the next day.
LAST WEEKEND. The Easter weekend with the sacrifice coming in the form of a Córdoba soccer fan hurled to his death in the local derby. Maverick government deputy Elisa Carrió rules out a Buenos Aires provincial candidacy on Mirtha Legrand’s luncheon television show.
MONDAY. Teachers in Buenos Aires province reject Governor María Eugenia Vidal’s latest pay offer without announcing fresh strike action. The economic team heads to the summit of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington where they are to hear gloomier forecasts for the year than their own. Television personality Marcelo Tinelli bows out of the AFA Argentine Football Association and soccer activities in general. A Uber driver is given a suspended two-day prison sentence.
TUESDAY.President Mauricio Macri hosts his Swiss colleague Doris Leuthard, as well as meeting with provincial governors. In London British Minister Theresa May calls snap elections for June 8.
WEDNESDAY. Jailed Kirchnerite tycoon Lázaro Báez offers to sing if granted house arrest. Carrió confirms that she will be seeking re-election as deputy for the Federal Capital. Venezuela’s unrest turns uglier with three deaths.
THURSDAY.Almost as slow as the previous Thursday.