ARGENTINA: Death for Tyrants

"A death certificate for tyrants" is the phrase that President Pedro Aramburu uses to describe the constitutional changes —largely limitations on executive power—that he favors. Last week General Aramburu signed a decree summoning Argentines to an election July 28 to pick delegates for the Constituent Assembly that will write the changes.

As he called the election. Aramburu quietly tightened support for the reforms among his military backers. His Army Minister, Arturo Ossorio Arana, summoned key military men and cited constitutional history to prove that firmer checks are needed on the executive branch. Under the present constitution, Ossorio Arana pointed out...

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