Daniel Scioli brand new Tourism, Environment and Sports Secretary. Really? Doesn’t Scioli belong to the “caste” Milei hates so much? What makes him different?  Such a historical referent of Peronism joining the outspoken libertarian! Meanwhile, Cristina Fernández remains silent. What’s she up to, we wonder. What’s in her mind? Would she approve of Scioli’s surprising appointment? Or would she call it high treason? The bottom line is there’s no time to get bored in this surrealist country. Impoverished, broke, bankrupt, adrift, worked up, heated, exasperated, pissed off, but never bored.  Better than nothing.

Buenos Aires Times, Feb 3, 2024