ARGENTINA: Dictatorship & Corruption

The process of delving into governmental iniquity under ex-Dictator Juan Perón came to an official end last week. At a special ceremony, Vice President Isaac Rojas praised the National Investigating Committee— and as tactfully as possible explained the government's decision that the probe should now stop. A bit unhappy at the decision, Vice Admiral Leonardo McLean, the committee's zealous chief, summed up its work: the staff of about 2,500 had arrested 1,045 suspects, sent 314 cases to the courts, spent only $70,000 in 27 weeks of investigations. Its records will now go...

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