ARGENTINA: The Death of el Lider

Offices and banks shut down, most buses and trains stopped running, many food stores, closed. Except for the vigil by mourners, Buenos Aires last week came to a standstill in grieving for Juan Domingo Perón. His death at 78 from severe influenza followed by cardiac arrest plunged the nation into sorrow and anxiety over the future of Argentina without Perón.

Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined up eight abreast for miles in a warm winter rain outside the Congress Hall where the body of el Líder (see...

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