The Press: The Price of Courage

When Perón closed down Buenos Aires' La Prensa a year ago, Editor Alberto Gainza Paz fled the country. But 75 other La Prensa newsmen who refused to work for the Peronista successor to the paper were not so fortunate; they had to stay in Argentina. By last week, on the anniversary of the paper's death, Perón's systematic campaign to blacklist and starve out the staffers had become a ruthless object lesson to other newsmen.

Three of La Prensa's newsmen quickly found jobs in the classified ad department of another paper. They were fired as soon as their names turned up on the...

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