Isabel Peron, has survived another attempt to topple her from her shaky position as president of the argentine republic.
Isabel Peron, has survived another attempt to topple her from her shaky position as president of the argentine republic. but while juan peron's widow survives as head of state her prestige and power are reduced to virtually nothing. the overthrow attempt began when a group of air force officers seized two air bases one of them the downtown buenos aires airport. they hoped that the other armed forces would rally behind them to force isabel out. while air force planes buzzed the presidential palace, generals and admirals tried to convince isabel to resign. she refused. her supporters called for massed demonstrations. the popular response was pathetic. it reveals just how much ground peronism has lost since the death of juan peron and the accession of her widow. ??? saved isabel was the unwillingness of the army and the navy to use violence at this time to throw her out.
Tom Streithorst, NBC News Argentina.