ARGENTINA: Liberty & Justice

General Eduardo Lonardi last week handed back to the Argentine people more of the rights and liberties lost under the dictatorship of Juan Perón. Acting with speed and sense, the new President:

¶ Shut down the big mail-censorship operations in Buenos Aires' post office.

¶ Made radio time, once reserved for Peronistas only, available to all political parties.

¶ Restored tax exemption to churches, both Roman Catholic and Protestant.

¶Gave universities back their autonomy, i.e., freedom from government dictation.

¶ Freed government employees from making forced contributions to the Eva Perón Foundation charities.

Lonardi brought back more than freedom; he brought back justice....

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