A quiet, leafy suburb of Buenos Aires has suddenly become a centre of police activity an the focus of latin-American politics.
A quiet, leafy suburb of Buenos Aires has suddenly become a centre of police activity an the focus of latin-American politics. All because ex-President Juan Peron has moved there.
Persistent demonstrators began to congregate outside the ex-President's home, so police eventually cordoned it off. In one incident tear-gas was used to disperse demonstrators -- some of whom were thought to be armed. A shot was fired and a bullet lodged in a policemen's helmet.
But President Alejandro Lanusse is pleased with the lack of serious trouble since the former President returned to Argentina on November 17 after 17 years in exile.
Senor Peron has mainly stayed inside his villa, emerging occasionally for a drive -- with six cars of security men trailing his vehicle. It is believed he is planning to tour the country by train.
The ex-President says he is a candidate for the Presidential elections in March next year -- but President Lanusse has said the Government is unlikely to revoke the law under which candidates had to be resident in the country by August 25.