The Hemisphere: Innocent Abroad

U.S. correspondents in Buenos Aires filed a startling news item last week: a U.S. citizen named Saul Shephard Saulson was a prisoner in the federal penitentiary, and rumors were flying about that he was suspected of involvement in one of those anti-Argentine Wall Street plots that Juan Perón likes to talk about.

Saulson, on further investigation, turned out to be a 23-year-old Detroit tourist with about as much knowledge of Wall Street plots as Juan Perón. Invited to Argentina by a distant cousin, a native Argentine named Jaime Weisburd, Saulson had arrived in December. Early in February, the cousin, a member of...

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