The Hemisphere: Beauty of an Ideal

For months, President Perón has been steadily tightening the screw on such opposition as still exists in Argentina. Oppressive new laws have been ground out by a congress systematically weakened by the liquidation of opposition deputies. Over 20 anti-Perón periodicals have been closed up in the past five weeks; charges of libel and account-juggling have been brought against the leading independent dailies La Nación and La Prensa (TIME, Dec. 12).

In a speech last fortnight, Perón disclosed for the first time what all this was leading up to. He would like a new "loyal opposition" party, with the accent on loyalty—rather than...

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