ARGENTINA: Happy Talk

"One of these days," President Perón declared last week, "mankind in order to find its guiding star will set its eyes on Argentina ... I tell you that Argentina has not one single economic problem of any gravity. Economically we could be the greatest nation in the world!"

Garbed in a brigadier general's full-dress uniform, Perón opened the 84th Argentine Congress with a four-hour speech extolling the wonders of his government and of Argentina's "third position" between the Communist and the free-enterprise worlds. At the end he stood back and beamed at the applauding audience. Argentina's Number One Worker,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!