ARGENTINA: Who Slices the Salami?

Rushing from his airliner at Rome's Fiumicino Airport last week, Argentine President-Elect Héctor Cámpora shouted: "¡Hola, General!" Replied a tall and tanned Juan Perón: "Congratulations, Héctor!" Then the two old politicians embraced, tears visible in their eyes.

That emotional encounter marked the triumphant reunion of patriarch and protégé—although at times the roles seemed reversed. Cámpora had said that he was "going to see my boss." But Perón called himself only "a soldier of Cámpora" and added that "now it will be Mr. Cámpora who slices the salami." If so, it will...

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