Argentina: Act of Revenge

"Human lives are the main thing. If there is a way to save them, it should be done, no matter what the cost." Thus wrote Argentina's onetime President (1955-58), retired Lieut. General Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, after the recent rash of political kidnapings that have shaken Latin America. Last week there were fears that the stern, uncompromising Aramburu, 68, had lost his own life to a band of terrorists.

After whisking Aramburu from his modest Buenos Aires apartment, the kidnapers advised the military government of Juan Carlos Ongania that a "revolutionary court" had decreed death for their...

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