ARGENTINA: Peron Purrs

Argentine optimists dreamed last week of adding another monument to the overdecorated parks of Buenos Aires. The hero: their Vice President and flexible strong man, Juan Domingo Perón. If he stepped aside and gave the nation a fair and free election, no statue would be too good for him.

Others feared that Peron was scheming to step, not aside, but into the Presidency. To sound out U.S. and Hemisphere reactions to his candidacy, he gave a carefully worded interview to the Associated Press. In phrases dripping with democracy, he promised elections soon....

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