ARGENTINA: Census with Gifts

To many a Porteño, futbol is indispensable Sunday afternoon entertainment. But last Sunday, football, along with all other sports events, was canceled. Argentina was in the midst of its first general census in 33 years. Business closed down, and only essential services were maintained, with skeleton staffs. By presidential decree, all heads of families had to stay home until the census-takers came around.

While most B.A. citizens were interviewed by run-of-the-mill officials, residents of eight workers' apartments close by the President's mansion had a surprise. The head of the state and his wife personally punched their doorbells. While Perón smilingly took...

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