ARGENTINA: The People Lose Again

The late autumn sun spread a dull sheen over the refuse-strewn waters of the Plata River. Slowly the small, grey minesweeper Drummond nudged against a deserted wharf. Down the gangway stepped a tired, disheveled, stubborn old man, Ramon S. (for nothing) Castillo, Vice President of Argentina from 1938 to 1940, Acting President from 1940 to 1942, President from 1942 until last week, President in Exile for one day, now ex-President.

Abandoned by his friends, deserted by his more powerful ministers, scorned by his people, Ramon Castillo had come to the end of the...

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