Argentina: Democracy Suspended

In Argentina, the military run the country, but do not want to appear to.

Having ousted Arturo Frondizi, the country's constitutional President, two months ago and replaced him with a figurehead executive, the military last week moved against Argentina's Congress and its political parties. In doing so, almost all pretense of democracy came to an end.

From the desk of Puppet President José María Guido came a pair of presidential decrees dissolving all political parties and formally recessing Congress for a year.

Guide's powerless Cabinet unhappily agreed. Said a disgusted Cabinet secretary as he emerged from the 3 a.m.

meeting: "It was done...

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