ARGENTINA: Some of the Old Magic

The impossible dream of Juan Perón seemed no longer quite so impossible. Shaking off the effects of a damp homecoming two weeks ago after 17 years in exile, the onetime Argentine dictator, now 77, last week was adroitly bartering among the country's multitudinous political parties and keeping everyone guessing about his intentions. Would he find a way to unite the civilian opposition to Argentina's military government, and then run for the presidency in the elections scheduled for March 11? Perón was typically Delphic, carefully sidestepping the question at a press conference that he held on Saturday. But a top henchman,...

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