The Hemisphere: Death of a Salesman

It was Juan Duarte's luck to be the brother of a frail, high-voltage blonde named Evita, who married Juan Peron and became the most powerful woman of her time. In 1946, at Evita's suggestion, Soap Salesman Juan became Peron's No. 1 secretary. Though he liked to hit the nightclubs of Buenos Aires with an endless chain of slick señoritas, Bachelor Duarte never became much of a public figure. But over the years, he prospered wondrously. Rigged deals on the stock exchange, a cut on imported cars and machinery, black-market operations in meat enabled him to buy country estates complete with private...

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