ARGENTINA: The Flower of Rosario

Argentina last week enjoyed a gangster trial with super-Chicago trimmings. The star defendant: a 29-year-old, olive-skinned hellcat named Agata Galiffi who had wanted to be a movie star. She looked like a hard-eyed Joan Bennett.

Called "Flor de la Maffia" (Flower of the Black Hand), Agata came from a distinguished line of scoundrels. Father Juan Galiffi left Italy just ahead of the cops, murdered his way to control of gangland in Rosario, Argentina's second city. He prospered, sent his daughter to a fashionable school in Buenos Aires, planned a socialite wedding.

But Agata...

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