Latin America: Blood on the Pampas

Argentines showed some spunk last week. Strong Man Perón's renewed "state of siege" (TIME, Oct. 8), the retaliating strike by 30,000 students and police counterblows made Argentina look for a while like a country on the eve of a civil war.

At the University of La Plata, students turned 20 blocks in the center of town into a battlefield. They blacked out the area by breaking street lights, then tripped up mounted policemen with low-strung wires. Over an improvised radio station, engineering students broadcast denunciations of the military regime.

Then Perón hit back. Police...

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