ARGENTINA: Shadows in the Half-Light

The news from Argentina continued to show that Juan Perón was in trouble.

By all the rules, the strike of Buenos Aires' newspaper typographers should have been a cinch to settle. Their demand—a 25% wage boost to meet the soaring cost of living—seemed mild enough by recent Argentine standards. But before the week was out, the printers had defied both their officers and the government, and shut down all newspapers in Buenos Aires. In the weird half-light of the resulting news blackout, Argentines watched as shadowy figures pulled & hauled, and Juan Perón's...

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