ARGENTINA: Crackdown Continued

Major General Pedro Aramburu, who took over as President of Argentina a fortnight ago on a platform of tougher crackdown on Peronismo than his go-slow predecessor, last week cracked down in measures both symbolic and practical.

Suddenly two of the ten heroic statues atop the Buenos Aires building that was to have been headquarters for the huge Eva Peron Charity Foundation appeared shrouded in burlap. The pair: a complacent Juan Peron, hand on hip, surveying Buenos Aires in an open-collared shirt, and a saintly Eva Peron, in a plain dress with outstretched hand. Thus, with monumental effrontery, had Peron ranked...

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