ARGENTINA: Tarnished Image

Juan Perón, home in Buenos Aires after 17 years in exile, was playing the game of elder statesman to the hilt. For a time last week it appeared that he had convinced many of Argentina's major political parties to join with him in forging an unbeatable coalition for the general elections next March. But the coalition came apart almost as quickly as it had been formed, and there were rumblings of even more difficult times to come for el Lider. As one diplomatic observer put it: "Perón thought he could absorb Argentina; instead,...