ARGENTINA: Brothels, Ltd.

When Strongman Juan Perón decided to lift Argentina's 1936 ban on legalized prostitution as part of his campaign against the Roman Catholic Church (TIME, Jan. 10), his decree authorized provincial and local governments to license brothels in "suitable places." Last week the Buenos Aires municipal council, pioneering in this unplowed field, made public its plans for building a $6,516,000 "suitable place" near the geographical center of the nation's capital. The city's only authorized red-light district will consist of two austere rows of classic structures, 32 in all, with columns and colonnades. Every building w111 include a dining room (for...

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