The World: Peron: The Promise Unfulfilled

He had dominated Argentina's politics for three decades and was South America's most famous contemporary figure. His erratic career took him from obscurity to the peak of power, to exile and then to one of this century's most remarkable political comebacks. Through it all, Juan Domingo Perón remained his country's symbol of national unity. He was el Líder, the caudillo who held out the perennial promise that the feuding privileged and underprivileged of Argentina would one day coalesce and turn their richly endowed country into the leading...

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