ARGENTINA: A Dictator Returns to His Past

JUAN DOMINGO PERÓN stepped from a chartered Alitalia DC-8 onto Argentine soil for the first time in 17 years last Friday, and into a steady rain. The weather was remarkably similar to that on the wet and dismal night in 1955 when he fled the country aboard an Uruguayan gunboat, after being ousted from power by a military coup. This time Perón, now 77, expected better on his self-styled mission of "peace and understanding." His survival and return after all these years had the stuff of great human drama. But instead of...

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