ARGENTINA: Purging the Left

Careful observers of Juan Perón's inauguration ceremonies in Buenos Aires' ornate Government House last month would have seen clues to the way that the 78-year-old caudillo planned to run Argentina. For one thing, Perón wore his general's uniform for the first time since he was stripped of his rank 18 years ago. For another, former President Hector Cámpora was not even invited to Government House.

The two events, as it turns out, had a related significance. Perón's decision to wear the uniform was a sign of his intent to continue his rapprochement...

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