ARGENTINA: Up Pay; Up Peron

Citizen Juan Domingo Perón had completed his plans for a campaign tour of Argentine provinces. He had every reason to expect a welcome as warm as Santa Claus's, one translatable into votes on presidential election day, next Feb. 24. The reason: a governmental decree last week boosting pay an average 30% for some 3,000,000 workers (1,000,000 more than the normal total of Argentine voters). The boost had been Perón's idea, left with the Government when he was ousted in October.

The decree, with all that it might mean for the poor and virtually unorganized workers of rich Argentina,...

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