ARGENTINA: Lies & Imbecilities?

Ever since his rise to power, President Juan D. Perón has been taking potshots at Buenos Aires' independent La Prensa. Last week he fired a broadside. "For a hundred years, "the President told a railway union congress, "La Prensa has pontificated with endless lies and imbecilities."

The cause of Perón's blast was La Prensa's sympathetic coverage of charges made in the Chamber of Deputies three weeks ago against IAPI, the official state trading agency. A hard-hitting anti-Perón deputy named Agustin Rodriguez Araya had introduced into the record 40 questions that he wanted...

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