The Press: La Prensa at War

For the second week, Buenos Aires' La Prensa was closed down. The independent conservative newspaper, one of the most respected in the world, was in a fight for its existence against Juan Peron. It had been shut down by the refusal of the government-bossed news vendors' union to handle it unless La Prensa gave the union 20% of its ad revenues and exclusive right to distribute the newspaper in Buenos Aires.

The reason for the shutdown was perfectly clear to La Prensa's publisher, Dr. Alberto Gainza Paz, an unflinching foe of Peron. The stoppage was no labor dispute, but "a new episode...

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