The Hemisphere: Man in the Middle

Gaunt and pale from recurrent flu attacks and daily overwork, President Arturo Frondizi battled his way through the worst crisis in his regime's troubled three months of life. He won a breather last week mainly because the going got rough enough to alarm even the Peronistas who had started all the trouble.

Elected with the votes of ex-Dictator Juan Peron's diehard followers, Frondizi nevertheless received his sash of office from the military men who had booted Peron, and he is still torn between these two suspicious, irreconcilable forces. Early this month the Peronista...

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