ARGENTINA: The Noose

For weeks Perón had been maneuvering his flyswatter nearer & nearer the gadfly Socialist weekly La Vanguardia. First he closed Vanguardia's B.A. plant, on the deadpan excuse that it violated municipal ordinances (TIME, Sept. 8). Since then the Socialists have skipped from one secret printing plant to another, sometimes publishing on wrapping paper, but always publishing. Last week Perón seemed to have the swatter poised; a new decree required each paper to carry its printer's name and address on penalty of confiscation of the issue.

The big commercial dailies also felt the...

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