ARGENTINA: The Unemployed Traveler

For "stains on his military honor," a court of generals last week threw Juan Peron out of the Argentine army and forbade him "forever" to wear its uniform. Some of the stains: last June's church-burnings; the "waves of idolatry" that Peron permitted for himself ("towns, houses, schools, prizes and even a province were given his name"); and "relations with a minor"¬ónamely, Peron's bobby-soxer mistress Nelly Rivas (TIME, Oct. 10), with whom he "cohabited for two years in the presidential palace," starting when Nelly was only 14.

"Relations with a minor" is a common, nonpolitical crime that could have subjected the...

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