ARGENTINA: Failure of a Mission

The Peroón government recalled three of its diplomatic representatives from the U.S. last week. They were Heavyweight Boxer César Brión, Lightweight Boxer José Gatica and Gatica's manager, Nicolás Preziosa­all auxiliary consular officers of the 6th grade, attached to the New York consulate.

Like other muscle-minded Argentines before them,* the three athletic attaches had been sent to the U.S. with an official subsidy "to facilitate their sports activities," i.e., win championships for Argentina. But they had failed. Brión lost a listless ten-round bout to fading ex-Champ Joe Louis. Gatica was chilled in two minutes, nine seconds by Lightweight Champ...

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