Argentina: No. 31

The armed forces, whose duty it is to protect the nation's liberties, cannot stand aside and watch our patient and generous people suffer a state of anarchy. This revolution will strive to heal the divisions of our people as well as restore our deserved grandeur in the eyes of the world.

Thus last week did Argentina's military announce the overthrow of President Arturo Umberto Illia, 64, the quiet, courtly country doctor who took office in 1963 and proceeded to do almost nothing for 32 months. The military sent Illia packing, off to his...

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