Argentina: The New Peronismo

For almost a decade, 3,000,000 of Argentina's 21 million people have lived outside the country's normal political life. They are the Peronistas, long loyal to ex-Dictator Juan Domingo Peron, 69, and his promise to return to Argentina leading another revolution. Last week 17 Peronista leaders were back in Buenos Aires after a five-day conference with El Lider in Madrid. As always, Peron vowed to return. But not as a revolutionary this time. The aging strongman now sees himself as conciliator, who would stay only long enough—possibly two or three months—to help reintegrate the Peronistas peacefully back into the...

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