Latin America: Cracking Down

In Perón's book, "nefarious forces" (see above) included the non-Government press. The right-wing Provincias Unidas had already been closed; the Communist Hora was barred from the mails. Passengers on incoming planes were being relieved of their copies of TIME, LIFE and the Saturday Evening Post. Newsstand shipments of TIME were getting "lost" in the Argentine customs. Last week the 52-year-old Socialist bi-weekly Vanguardia, outspokenly anti-Perón, was hit hard; the Buenos Aires municipal government shut down its printing plant. The deadpan reason: its newsprint rolls, unloaded on the sidewalk, obstructed traffic.

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