Argentina: By Right of Might

Argentina's President Arturo Frondizi was known more for his political nimbleness than for his determination. But rarely has a Latin American President clung so courageously to his elected office in the face of such overwhelming opposition. For eleven days, Argentina's dominant military demanded his resignation as the "best patriotic solution to maintain the constitutional structure of the nation." Frondizi's reply was always the same: "I do not resign, nor will I resign." At last, led by a tough army general named Raul Poggi, the military physically removed the constitutional President of...

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