ARGENTINA: Rocky Road for C

Hardly anyone expected that Héctor Cámpora, the mild-mannered ex-dentist hand-picked by Juan Perón as his movement's candidate for President, would easily unite the fractious Argentines. Few, though, expected that potentially explosive trouble would break out on the day of Cámpora's inauguration as the country's first elected chief of state since 1966.

All day long, Perónist crowds swarming in the streets of Buenos Aires had been in a swaggering, festive mood. General Alejandro Lanusse, the outgoing military president, prudently avoided difficulty by using a helicopter. It was just as well: violence began when...

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