ARGENTINA: Crabs' Progress

Crab's Progress

Within five days last month, an Argentine Deputy rushed from the halls of Congress, pumped a bullet through his brain; another resigned; two others whipped out their pistols in a sunrise duel; two generals were whisked off to jail; President Roberto M. Ortiz resigned. All these were ripples spread by an investigation of a graft scandal.

Last week President Ortiz was back in office, his honor intact. The scandal was blowing over. It had never amounted to much anyway: the War Ministry had authorized the payment of $558,669 for some airport land...

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