The Press: LaPrensa's Return (Cont'd)

When Peronistas seized La Prensa in Buenos Aires, they tore down the bronze statue atop the newspaper's building and hacked it into pieces. Symbolically, the statue was a woman representing truth, with a torch in one hand and La Prensa in the other. Last week the arm bearing the torch was unveiled in the building at a triumphant ceremony restoring the plant to Editor-Publisher Alberto Gainza Paz. "We return to our house," he told almost 2,000 loyal ex-staffers and friends.

But like the newspaper in the statue's left hand, La Prensa itself was still missing. Soon after Gainza Paz ended almost five...

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