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    In traditional uniform soldiers of the Argentine army practice for a big parade to ???tagod?

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    Cut from officer barking orders to soldiers parading:

    B??? & soldiers saluting etc

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    President Campora leaving oar, meeting generals & walking up steps

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    Graffiti: "Campora al gobierno; Peron al poder" More graffiti: initials of guerrilla groups etc

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    Slums in Buenos Ayres: (Best material on Roll 2)

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    Young people in night club

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    Middle-aged people at ???floa market" - looking at trinkota, p???tningo ??? to..

    Peron arriving at airport and crowds outside noise (library footage)

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    ???loomn back from ???arching band and Humphrys to camera:


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    Background: In traditional uniform soldiers of the Argentine army practice for a big parade to ???tagod on the day Juan Peron makes his second and permanent return to the country of which he was once diotntor. It will be a remarkable occasion' the military saluting the return of a man whom they kept in exile for nearly seventeen years and, as a result, helped perpotunte the myth that Peron is some sort of superman who alone can make things good again Argentina. That myth still survives and those who accept it firmly believe Peron will achieve a miracle, will abolish the ever-present poverty and restore the country the prosperity. The more realistic simply hope the old man will bring together the separate militant factions that are locked in a conflict which the pessimists believe could produce a revolution. In theory this country already has a new leader in President Hector Campora, a loyal Peronist who was elected after nearly seven years of military rule, because the military But the graffiti on the walls declare/??? "Campora in Government; Peron in power."
    Other graffiti, and the violence and kidnapping which happen all the time, illustrate the existence of the guerrilla movements over which Vampire has no influence. The most extreme Peronist factions have their roots in tao appalling slums scattered all over the country. When he was in power Peron gained the support of the poor by spending government money lavishly to give them a better life, But he drained the country of it resources and today there isn't the money to repeat that generosity. Campora wants to restore the economy with a policy of restraint, but he needs time and it's doubtful that the extremists will give him that breathing space. For Peron, they might.

    The former president has huge support, too, among the young - those who've heard about the good he did for the poor and have seen the inadequate governments in power in recent years but don't remember the corruption and bad management of the Peron era. So ??? this sort of crowd the old man is a hero - though perhaps for the wrong reasons, Many interpret Peronism as a radically left-wing movement but his more recent statements suggest he's ??? conservative in his approach ??? would not allow Peron to stand as a candidate.

    (Despite such statements) The middle-aged, middle class of Argentina are intensely suspicious of Peron, for the same reason that he attract the support of the (young) revolutionaries. They ??? that he will advocate revolutionary change, in particular a socialist takeover of private business enterprise, and drive out the foreign investors the country's economy so badly needs. They're also afraid of the alternative: that such change ??? not come about and that the extremists will ???ct violently to produce it themselves.

    When Peron returned to Argentina after his exile last November it was difficult to gauge the popular support he still has because the military deliberately kept everything low-key and banned mass demonstrations. Even so many thousands crowded around the house in which he stayed throughout the visit. This time the govt will encourage demonstrations and the thousands could well be millions.

    When Peron comes some back to the military parades and the cheering crowds there are many who believe that he won't be setting out to solve the problems of Argentina ;- that he'll see himself in a much broader role as some sort of wise elder statesman whose mission is to unite a divided Latin America. Whatever his aim, the myth of Peron will very soon be put to the test.

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