ARGENTINA: The Second Coming of Per

The stage was set for the biggest welcoming party in South American history. Ex-Dictator Juan Domingo Perón, now 77, was coming home, and for the better part of a week the faithful descamisados (shirtless ones) streamed toward the huge meadow near Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport. They numbered in the millions, perhaps one. perhaps three—nobody could count how many. The orchestra and chorus of Buenos Aires' Colón Opera House were on hand to sing Peronist hymns; kites bearing Perón's image flew overhead, and from the massive crowd came the chant: "Wake up,...

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