Raul Alfonsin: Lawyer from Chascomus

hat I admire most is humility. What I cannot stand is arrogance." As a statement of his philosophy of political leadership, it is vintage Raul Alfonsin. It also sets him in sharp contrast with the military rulers Argentina has endured for the better part of a decade. Stocky, garrulous and indefatigable, Alfonsin, 56, has brought a shudder of excitement to a citizenry long inured to monochromatic military men and ineffectual demagogues steeped in the mythology of Juan PerĂ³n. Alfonsin has also projected an image of forcefulness and competence necessary to command his unruly...

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