ARGENTINA: Winning Ways

If Juan Domingo Perón had planned it, the timing could not have been better. Six days before Argentina's congressional elections, the Strong Man was rushed off to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. A crowd of hundreds of thousands, who had gathered to hear him orate on the occasion of taking over the British railways, gasped a long "Ooohhh!" when an announcer gave the news.

As soon as the operation was over, Oscar Ivanissevich, Perón's surgeon, who is also his new Education Minister and until recently was his Ambassador in the U.S., held a press conference to give a play-by-play. Said...

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