ARGENTINA: Sobered Perón

Sobered Perón

Last week, as usual, U.S. policy in Latin America was up against an obstacle: Argentina, which refused to be a Good Neighbor. Foremost, though not the loudest leader of this recalcitrance was Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, at present serving slightly behind the scenes as Acting Minister of War.

Army Man. Colonel Perón. now tall, handsome and 48, was brought up on his father's ranch in bleak southern Argentina. His boyhood was like that of a healthy, western Yankee. He played and fought with the local boys, rode wild horses, hunted wild turkeys. He entered the Army's Military Academy, became a...

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