ARGENTINA: Justo's Man

The best of Latin American Presidents is at least half a dictator, and burly Agustin P. Justo of Argentina, although he loves to dress in the most correct cut of cutaway, is no better than the best.

Pleasantly surprised were Argentine politicos when Justo announced last fall that he would retire at the end of the single consecutive six-year term allowed him by the Argentine Constitution. Not so surprised were politicos when Justo hand-picked his successor, Dr. Roberto M. Ortiz, his Finance Minister. In Argentine politics the Government nominee usually wins. When...

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