Argentine President Leopoldo Fortunate Galtieri: Man of Action

When he surprised the world by ordering Argentine troops to seize the Falkland Islands two weeks ago, President Leopoldo Fortunate Galtieri, 55, enhanced his image at home as a bold and decisive leader. It was a daring stroke by a man who has some times been underestimated by his countrymen. During the ill-fated administration of Eduardo Viola, Galtieri quietly engineered the "retirement" of two rival generals and replaced them with men loyal to him self. The move assured Galtieri's path to the presidency last December. A military man who states his views explicitly...

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