ARGENTINA: Thirty Years Behind

Two freely elected bodies of Argentine citizens were trying—painfully, confusingly—to shape a democratic future for a nation still rent by a decade of dictatorship. At the inland city of Santa Fe last week, 205 members of a constituent assembly gathered to write a constitution to replace the dictatorial charter used by deposed Strongman Juan Perón. In a Buenos Aires dance hall, Peronista and anti-Peronista labor leaders fought for control of the all-embracing General Labor Confederation (C.G.T.). President Pedro Aramburu, the uncompromising general who heads the provisional regime, spurred them on with...

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