ARGENTINA: Five-Year Plan

It took three press conferences, of two hours each, to explain it. His five-year plan, concluded President Juan Perón breezily, would affect "all aspects of national life."

Some features: a vast office-building program, a $30,000,000 scheme for improving public health, renovation of railways and construction of 5,300 miles of new roads, reduction of imports and increase of exports, streamlining of state government, unification of national defense (thus probably bringing the insubordinate Navy under Army control).

The press was left dumb. But not Perón.

He announced that Congress would get the plan—in 27 separate bills—next fortnight, warned: "Anybody who fights this plan will...

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