ARGENTINA: Deep In the Red

After more than a week at his San Vicente hideaway, Juan Peron returned to Buenos Aires last week to find things no better than when he left.

The strike of Buenos Aires newspaper typographers (TIME, Feb. 21) was no nearer settlement; it threatened, in fact, to spread across the nation. Despite the continued absence of newspapers, most portenos had heard—by word of mouth—all about the army's demand that Juan Peron keep his blonde wife out of public life. Evita was back at her desk in the Secretariat of Labor & Social Welfare. One night she appeared to accept the cheers of...

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