ARGENTINA: The Things They Say

In Buenos Aires, with its docile press, rumors are often the apėritifs and canapės that come before a feast of news. Last week Argentines were enjoying the headiest, spiciest assortment of rumors since last April, when President Juan Perón survived a crisis of bomb-throwing by his enemies. The choicest tidbits:

¶ Before the month is out, Peron may declare an amnesty, free 120 political prisoners and let 300 exiles come home.

¶ The electoral law will be overhauled so that opponents of the regime can share one-third of the seats in Congress. Then elections will be called for April 1954....