ARGENTINA: In Mourning

Rarely has there been such a display of public feeling as the frenzied mourning of Evita Perón.

Last week, in near-freezing rain, some 700,000 Argentines made pilgrimage to her bier in Buenos Aires.* Most waited for more than 15 hours to get a 20-second peek at Eva's thin and wasted face—and often at Juan Perón, who kept long vigils at her glass-topped casket. Sixteen persons were killed, crushed and trampled by the throngs; 3,900 were in hospitals with injuries; thousands of others got first aid. In the 20-block, four-abreast queue were infants in...

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