The Press: Are You With It?

A routine story went out on the A.P. wire from Buenos Aires, where Peronistas are out to get rid of Argentina's two biggest dailies by annoying them to death (TIME, March 31). The sum of A.P.'s dispatch was that the Government had sued to collect multimillion-dollar duties on newsprint that oppositionist La Prensa and La Nación had imported over the last nine years. (By law, newsprint for "cultural publications" is duty-free.) In Bogotá, Colombia, El Tiempo picked up the dispatch and ran a thundering editorial calling on the press of the hemisphere to lay Juan Perón's press-badgering before the Rio Conference.


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