ARGENTINA: Stories from Jail

In prison last week, along with an estimated 1,500 other Argentines caught in Perón's latest roundup of political opponents, was Alfredo Palacios, 72, mustachioed ex-dean of the University of Buenos Aires' law school, grand old man of Argentine socialism, veteran of 70 duels. Also in jail: ex-Senator Nicolas Repetto, 81. "Unheard of!" barked Palacios to a fellow inmate as he tramped across the patio of Buenos Aires' 23rd precinct station during the prisoners' exercise period. "Under arrest without charges! There is no more respect for old age and venerability."

"But Don Alfredo," said his companion soothingly, "you are still a...

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