ARGENTINA: Sacrifice Play

It was a historic week for Argentina. It marked the official end to the war-born feud between the U.S. and Argentina—and brought with it the resignations of Juan Domingo Perón's archfoe, Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Braden, and his good friend and "apologist, dyspeptic Ambassador George Messersmith (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). The week was also the end of Perón's first year as President.

But for on-the-spot Argentines, the week was notable for an act even more dramatic: the ousting of Police Chief Juan Filomeno Velazco, the toughest man in the Government, the country's...

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