ARGENTINA: Evita & the Press

Argentina's First Lady Eva Duarte de Perón was on the way to becoming First Lady of Argentina's press. Last week she took over her third Buenos Aires newspaper, Noticias-Grdficas, and the capital had a good time with the story of how Evita swung the deal:

One afternoon, Evita met Noticias Publisher José Agusti, asked him bluntly if it was true that he had had offers for his paper. Shrewd businessman Agusti, onetime bitter enemy of the Peróns, replied that he had, but that he had not taken them very seriously. Eva persisted: "How much would you take, to allow you...

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