ARGENTINA: Decline of Evita

Though Evita Perón is far from forgotten in Argentina, her personal legend is now being soft-pedaled, apparently by official decree. She seems to be receding rapidly into the mists of history, while current emphasis is concentrated on President Perón.

More than two months after Evita's death, the "Association of Friends of Eva Perón," founded in the first hour of grief by high-placed Peronistas, has yet to hold its first meeting. The film Evita Immortal, released shortly after her death, has evidently had its run and been withdrawn from circulation. Press and radio have drastically reduced the amount of time and...

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