ARGENTINA: Slow Starvation?

Just a few weeks ago, the Argentine government gave assurances that it would distribute its controlled newsprint supplies equitably to all newspapers (TIME, March 27). But in Buenos Aires last week, La Prensa, the. capital's famed and respected conservative daily, glumly announced that it had only enough paper for the weekend; then it would have to suspend.

Before that happened, the government granted a reprieve: a piddling 120 tons, enough for two or three days. This week, another skimpy allotment would probably be doled out. Perhaps the Peron regime felt that, in killing off an institution that the outside world...