URUGUAY: Information Please

Over & over, the Buenos Aires radio blared praise of Peron and La Senora. Scarcely half an hour went by without a newscaster using the phrase: "The wife of the President of the Republic, Dona Eva Maria Duarte de Peron." Argentines were inured to such laminated logrolling, but their Uruguayan neighbors across the River Plate had to hear it too, and they were not amused.

In Montevideo, a story went round. Uruguay's own first lady, handsome, retiring Dona Matilde Ibanez de Batlle Berres, a woman whose chief interests are her three children and her garden, had made one of her rare...

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