Last week Argentines celebrated the fifth anniversary of Loyalty Day, commemorating Juan Perón's final accession to power. As the high point of a full week of exhibitions, dedications and oratory, 100,000 descamisados gathered in Buenos Aires' historic Plaza de Mayo to see Evita Perón accept a glittering necklace of diamonds and emeralds as "a gift from the [Argentine] workers." The bauble was valued at 600,000 pesos ($42,254) and presented on the workers' behalf by the secretary of the General Confederation of Labor, which is bossed by Evita Perón.


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