Argentina: The Fading Image

Outside the hotel in Buenos Aires, an angry crowd chanted, "Death to the tyrant!" Inside, a handsome, dark-haired woman held court for newsmen. She was Isabel Martínez de Perón, 34, third wife of the ex-dictator who, at 70, lives in Spain and insists that he will one day return to Argentina. How was Juan Domingo Perón? asked a reporter. "In excellent health," she replied. And what was she doing back home? "I have come on a mission of peace," smiled Isabel.

Signs of Change. Everyone knew better. Isabel's mission was to enliven...

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