ARGENTINA: Smoke & Rumbles

Strongman Juan Perón changed his Foreign Minister and shook up his police command last week, leading some observers to think they smelled the smoke of a flaming crisis. One rumor even had it that Perón himself might resign the next day. But there was no flare-up, only the volcanic smoke and rumbles normal to Perón's Argentina.

After the brief, bloody revolt of June 16, the jolted strongman herded four scapegoats out of his Cabinet. Jerónimo Remorino, Foreign Minister since 1951, was a logical Scapegoat No. 5. As Minister of Worship (the Foreign Minister wears two hats), he had official jurisdiction...

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