ARGENTINA: The President in Wax

In the big, grey embassy residence on Washington's New Hampshire Avenue, Argentina's Ambassador Oscar Ivanissevich called his staff of 70 together. As part of the ceremonies to mark the end of the old year, he thanked them for their loyalty. Then, as a surprise, the booming voice of President Juan Perón filled the room. The President was saying to all Argentines that no matter how far they might be from home, they were close to his heart.

Perón's recorded New Year's greeting also bore a message of peace on earth, patterned on his middle line (between the U.S. and Russia)...

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