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A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 23-29.
By United Press International

Commentary: The economics of unpopularity

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- "I am grown as popular now as I was unpopular formerly," mourned Lord Castlereagh (Leader of the British House of Commons) in 1821, after an economic upturn had vindicated his government's polices, "But of the two, unpopularity is the more convenient and
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2002 with 282 to follow. This is Palm Sunday. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2002 with 310 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

Argentina and fiscal responsibility

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund has asked Argentina to come up with its own economic plan, which it can then accept or reject. This is putting altogether too gr
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

The Bear's Lair: Philosophy and failure

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The most important factor behind the Argentine collapse was the national philosophy, the "zeitgeist" if you want to be German about it, which caused a perennial
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Bear's Lair: IMF --- Fix it or nix it

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Argentine collapse raises questions of the International Monetary Fund's responsibility for the disaster. Its policy recommendations were ostensibly value-n
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2001 with 75 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is Oct. 17.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2001 with 84 to follow.
By United Press International
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Juan Domingo Perón (Spanish pronunciation: ;), October 8, 1895 – July 1, 1974) was an Argentine military officer, and politician. Perón was three times elected as President of Argentina. The first time in 1946, then reelected in 1952. Perón was overthrown in a military coup in 1955. He would return to run for the presidency a third term in 1973 and served for nine months, until his death in 1974. Perón was succeeded by his wife and Vice President of Argentina María Estela Martínez.

Perón and his second wife, Eva Duarte, are immensely popular among many Argentines, and to this day they are still considered icons by the Peronists. The Peróns' followers praised their efforts to eliminate poverty and to dignify labor, while their detractors considered them demagogues and dictators. The Peróns gave their name to the political movement known as peronismo, which in present-day Argentina is represented mainly by the Justicialist Party.

Perón was born in Lobos, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 8, 1895. He was the son of Mario Tomás Perón and Juana Sosa Toledo. Perón's grandparents emigrated to Argentina from the Italian island of Sardinia. In later life, Perón would publicly express his pride in his Sardinian roots.

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