ARGENTINA: Elect of God

Through the Venetian blinds of his fifth-floor office in the Ministry of War. Juan Domingo Perón last week looked down upon half-a-million of his countrymen. They shouted "Down with Perón!" "Death to dictatorship!" For three hours, they marched through Buenos Aires' Calle Callos. They whistled, hooted and catcalled. It was Perón's longest raspberry.

Conservative, Communist. Socialist and Radical Party leaders, arms linked, strode together in the crowd's vanguard. Young students and elderly aristocrats, Army and Navy officers in mufti, even women had broken through social and professional barriers to demonstrate their common disgust with Colonel Perón and his heavy-handed military dictatorship.


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