ARGENTINA: Rockslides of Discontent

Argentina's President Pedro Aramburu, the earnest soldier who has dedicated himself to the task of restoring Perón-crippled Argentina to democracy and solvency, confronted mounting trouble last week.

Like a climber on a mountain, Aramburu must chip fingertip niches in the granite opposition of diehard Peronistas and dodge sudden rockslides of discontent loosened by workers used to the exiled dictator's coddling. Last week, on the second anniversary of Perón's downfall, Aramburu struggled to cope with a new rock-fall—a strike of 45,000 telephone arid telegraph workers.

Argentine trade unions, many, still under Peronista thumbs, see only that the cost-of-living index, based at 100...

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