ARGENTINA: El Tio in Trouble

Hector Cámpora's first week as Argentina's new civilian President was marred by bloody rioting that left four dead and dozens wounded. Things have gone downhill since then. Despite his well-meaning efforts to chart a moderate direction for his new Peronist government, Cámpora now seems to be on a collision course with the People's Revolutionary Army (ERP), 30,000 Trotskyite terrorists who are responsible for most of Argentina's recent wave of kidnapings and murders.

Cámpora, whom Argentines have nicknamed "el Tío" (Uncle), is largely responsible for the confrontation. He made a fumbling attempt to...

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