Former Argentinean President, Juan Peron, spoke to enthusiastic crowds who had gathered outside his hotel on Saturday (December 16) at Asuncion in Paraguay.
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Background: Former Argentinean President, Juan Peron, spoke to enthusiastic crowds who had gathered outside his hotel on Saturday (December 16) at Asuncion in Paraguay. Throughout his stay in Paraguay, thousands of admirers gave him the type of welcome security measures prevented in his homeland, Argentina. Many Peron supporters had travelled from Argentina to Paraguay to give him the reception they thought he deserved.
The main reason for Senor Peron's visit was to express his thanks to Paraguay for sheltering him after he was ousted from power in Argentina in 1955 by a coup. Behind him in Buenos Aires, Senor Peron left a statement formally rejecting the request of the Justicialist Liberation Front, the he stand for President in the elections in March next year.
Senor Peron was due to leave Paraguay on Monday. He had planned to visit Peru and Panama before returning to Madrid where he had spent the last twelve years of his political exile from Argentina. He had returned to his homeland for a brief visit after a seventeen year absence.
SYNOPSIS: Crowds in Paraguay gave a tumultuous welcome to former Argentine President, Juan Peron, during a short visit to the capital, Asuncion.
It was the sort of reception which was denied Senor Peron in his homeland when Argentine authorities imposed strict security during his visit there. The enthusiastic crowd included many Argentineans who had travelled to Asuncion to give their former President the adulation they thought he deserved. He spoke to the crowd from the balcony of his Asuncion hotel on Saturday.
The main reason for Senor Peron's visit was to thank Paraguay for sheltering him after he was ousted from power in Argentina by a coup in 1955.
He was due to leave Asuncion on Monday for brief visit to Peru and Panama. After that, Christmas in Madrid where he has spent the last twelve years. Behind him in Buenos Aires, Senor Peron left a statement declining to stand for President in next March's elections.