The Hemisphere: Quicker Deal

Rich, smart, handsome and popular, Vicente Eli Saadi seemed to have just what it takes for a brilliant political career. When a vacancy in the federal Senate occurred in the Argentine province of Catamarca three years ago, Deputy Saadi, the son of Syrian immigrants, was elected to the job by his Peronista colleagues in the provincial legislature. In Buenos Aires, Senator Saadi rose rapidly —to chairman of an important committee, then to floor leader of the Peronista majority. But one day he made a little mistake; during a closed session of the Senate he arose to object to the presence of...

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