Argentina: A Clank of Brass

In the six weeks since the followers of ex-Dictator Juan D. Perón scored a surprise victory in national elections, Argentina has been a land living under military rule, preserving only the flimsiest façade of democracy. Arturo Frondizi, the deposed constitutional President who gave Peron's still-faithful descamisados (shirtless ones) a place on the ballot, still waits on his prison island in the Rio de la Plata. In the Buenos Aires Presidential Palace sits a puppet President, José Maria Guido, a minor politician who must wait, too—wait for the military men, who fear Peron,...

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