ARGENTINA: The Returns

Strong Man Juan Domingo Peron, the soldier-opportunist who yearned to be President-Dictator, had tried everything: the trappings and struttings of Fascism, anti-U.S. nationalism, an anti-Communist witch hunt. He had promised the moon to the Argentine working man, the same moon to Argentine industrialists. He had made gestures toward U.S. democracy, and had hinted at lining up (if worst came to worst) with the U.S.S.R. By last week's end, the returns were pouring in and they were not pleasant reading for Colonel Peron.

His country was in an uproar. Only the soldiers and cops seemed to be still loyal to the...

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