ARGENTINA: End of a Siege

ARGENTINA End of a Siege

Twenty thousand exhilarated Argentines massed in downtown Buenos Aires. There were shouts of "Death to Peron." One man fought a duel with an umbrella against a sword-wielding police officer. An unknown number of revolvers were more or less harmlessly discharged. Fifty persons were arrested. After three and one half years Argentina's state of siege had been lifted.

The first howl was for elections. Three days after an obscure political newcomer —Dr. J. Hortensio Quijano, Minister of the Interior—announced the freedom decree, Argentines headed for the monument to Roque Saenz Pena, author of Argentina's now-rusty election laws. They...

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