Foreign News: Castillo Cracks Down

Corrientes Province (pop. 526,000) is 56% illegitimate and has the highest percentage of illiteracy and tuberculosis in Argentina. But it was not these evils which last week led President Ramón S. Castillo to use the handy Latin American device of a government interventor to replace popularly elected Governor Pedro Numa Soto. President Castillo said administrative scandals forced him to interfere. Actually he usurped control of the political stronghold of pro-Ally General Augustin Justo, who may be his opponent in 1943's Presidential elections.

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