Argentina's two top diplomats switched jobs last week. In as Foreign Minister went Jerónimo Remorino, 48, succeeding Hipólito Jesús Paz, 34, who took Remorino's former post as ambassador to the U.S.

Remorino has been called the Ribbentrop of the Perón regime. A handsome bachelor who studied law at the University of Paris, he has seen much more of the world than most Peronistas. After the war, he set up European operations of Argentina's FAMA airline, then returned to run the Argentine Postal Savings Bank. Named ambassador to the U.S. in 1948, he...

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