Argentina: End to Tranquillity

Whatever other failings his regime might have, Argentine Dictator Juan Carlos Ongania could fairly claim that he had given his country "a climate of work, of tranquillity, of peace" since he took over 35 months ago. Last week Argentina's placid surface was shattered, as riots spread through the nation's largest cities. The demonstrations pitted an alliance of students and workers against the army—posing the severest test yet for Ongania's rule.

As sometimes happens in protest movements, the trouble began three weeks ago over a triviality: a 9¢ increase in the price of meals in a student cafeteria at the National University...

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