ARGENTINA: If I Were Dictator

The Argentine government's running war of harassment against the Roman Catholic Church goes on, fueled by President Juan Peron's deep distaste for anything faintly resembling opposition. Last week the Interior Ministry banned a scheduled outdoor Mass and procession marking the end of the Marian Year. While a substitute indoor Mass was being celebrated at Buenos Aires' buff-colored cathedral, Peron and his top officials ostentatiously gathered at the airport to welcome Argentine Boxer Pascual Perez home from Japan, where he had won the flyweight (112-lb.) championship of the world. That same day, the Peron General Confederation of Labor (C.G.T.) ordered...

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