Colonel Juan Domingo Perón suddenly had a freer hand last week in Argentina. Washington waited with silent interest to see exactly what that hand might contain.

Out went the strong man of his opposition : Minister of the Interior Luis César Perlinger, shrillest of the U.S.-haters, so nationalist that he could easily be taken for a Nazi. Stronger than ever was Colonel Perón, Minister of War and Secretary of Labor and Welfare, who now became Vice President as well. His new office was noteworthy because the Vice-Presidency had been General Edelmiro Farrell's last...

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