Argentina: Resurrecting the Swastika

Behind the bolted doors of a headquarters in downtown Buenos Aires, 150 youths snapped to attention, clicked their heels and gave a Nazi-style straight-arm salute. At a command, three high school boys entered the room. The neophytes chorused an oath, swearing to defend with their lives "the permanent values of Christianity and country." Then they swelled their chests as a blue and white Maltese Cross was pinned to their lapels. Cried the leader of the meeting, Alberto Ezcurra Uriburu, 26: "We must fight with one hand against capitalism and Zionism, and with...

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