ARGENTINA: A Man's Reputation

President Juan Perón launched a new and bitter campaign last week against Argentina's leading newspapers, La Prensa and La Nación. He announced that he would prosecute them under his new law of "disrespect" (TIME, Oct. 10) for reporting a speech in which he was accused of enriching himself while in office.

In that speech, delivered in Jujuy last month, Radical Deputy Atilio Cattáneo had waxed sarcastic about the wealth which leading Peronistas now display—including President Perón's quinta at San Vicente, reputedly worth $300,000. A fortnight later Perón denounced the deputy's charges, prompting Prensa and Nación, which had not published the...

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