ARGENTINA: Next Victims?

Juan Perón extended his war against the free press to the big U.S. news agencies serving Argentine newspapers. Last week Associated Press came under heavy fire for picking up a Rio report that Perón had arrested his atomic energy expert, Dr. Ronald Richter (TIME, May 28). One Perónista newspaper raged at A.P. as "anti-Argentine." Another, in a curious echo of Pravda's familiar vocabulary, blasted the agency as a practitioner of "gangster journalism" and an agent in a "persistent and infamous plan to attack the Argentine republic."

Though A.P. was the target of last week's shooting, there were indications that the...

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