ARGENTINA: Even As You & I

Fed up with rumors about presidential tumors, Juan Perón last week called in Buenos Aires reporters (but no foreign correspondents) for one of his rare press conferences. The interviewers, well briefed, inquired in almost clinical detail about the President's health. Perón, looking fit, said he could not imagine how such stories got started, and wound up with a flat assurance: "I am feeling very well."

After that, still in a chatty mood, the President wandered into a subject of compelling interest to many another Americano, both of the North and the South: "I cannot give up smoking, because I like it...

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