The Hemisphere: In Search of Something

With tears streaming down his cheeks, Juan Perón stood with Chile's President Carlos Ibañez last week on a balcony in Santiago, spread his arms wide to the crowd below and sobbed: "I offer you a loving embrace from the Argentine people —everything we have without seeking anything in return. We come only in search of the love of the marvelous people of Chile; that love will repay us." The crowd cheered.

On his first presidential journey outside Argentina, Perón had crossed the Andes for a six-day state visit with his old friend and fellow...

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