Sitting in Buenos Aires' Villa de Voto jail, Labor Leader Cipriano Reyes (rhymes with Asia's) might have been excused for wondering just what had hit him. Most publicized catch in the abortive assassination plot against President Perón (TIME, Oct. 4), he was scheduled for trial next month with eleven other defendants. Meanwhile he was held in solitary; only his wife and daughter could visit his cell.

Before he became an able and aggressive labor leader, Cipriano Reyes was a circus tight-rope walker, packinghouse worker and longshoreman. An early Peronista, he helped the...

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