The Hemisphere: Daddykins & Nelly

Juan Perón, who called himself Argentina's "No. 1 Worker,'' turned out on his downfall to have been merely the country's fastest worker. Evidence left behind after his hasty flight to asylum on a dinky Paraguayan gunboat reduced the 60-year-old dictator to a lonely eccentric and tawdry libertine who liked his girls young, his gadgets golden, and his plunder plentiful. Almost the first witness that the new regime's investigators turned up was a sun-ripened lass named Nelida ("Nelly") Rivas, 16, who apparently had been in and out of Don Juan's bedroom since she was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!