ARGENTINA: Durable Dictator

"I would abandon the government this very day were I not fortified by the loyalty of the people and of my comrades in the army," declaimed Juan Perón last week. It was, perhaps unconsciously, a rather accurate statement of his position a week after the navy-managed attempt to bomb him to death and take over his government. Perón's top army officers, after some doubtful days, had stayed loyal; his labor-union support, though less important in this crisis than the army's backing, had hardly wavered. At week's end the Argentine dictator was again...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!