Argentina: Comfort over Pride

After Spain's General Francisco Franco told Argentina's ex-Dictator Juan Perón, 69, to stop meddling in Argentine politics or get out of Spain, those close to Perón felt that pride would force the aging exile to seek asylum elsewhere. But life is good at Perón's opulent villa in Madrid, and for the moment at least comfort overcame pride. Last week Perón surrendered to Franco's terms, solemnly promising to abstain from all political skulduggery "while I remain in this country."


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