ARGENTINA: The Senate Assents

Determined to strike a deal with the U.S., President Juan Domingo Peron ordered his stooges in Congress to ratify the 1945 hemispheric Act of Chapultepec* and the United Nations Charter too). That made it word-eating week in Argentina.

Only three days earlier Peron's wheelhorse, Senator Diego Luis Molinari, had told fellow nationalists in a Buenos Aires cafe: "We have won, sovereignty is saved" (i.e., the treaty was out). Now he rose in the Senate to ready the majority decision on Chapultepec: "When we are asked if we want this to be a free...

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