Posters spotted the kiosks and bill boards of Buenos Aires. "Don't buy La Prensa!" they shrilled. "Don't advertise in La Prensa, the No. 1 enemy of the news vendors and workers in general." The posters bore the imprint of the Argentine Ministry of Information.

Once again Juan Peron was sharpening his ax for the stately, 77-year-old royal oak of Latin American journalism. He had an old score to settle. In October 1945, just before Peron's two-day fall from power, La Prensa had thundered that the Government should be turned over to the Supreme...

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