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December 21, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A simply dressed, middle-aged woman puts her fingers to her lips, stretches out her hand and reverently rubs the plaque on Maria Eva Peron's tomb. Near tears, the mourner makes the sign of the cross. A short while later, a different sort of pilgrim arrives to show the tomb to friends. "Horrible, horrible woman, that Evita," says the elegant visitor, her voice raw with scorn and anger. "Fortunately, she didn't live longer."
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October 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Forensic experts extracted DNA from the body of late Argentine President Juan Peron for a test to determine whether a woman is his daughter. Thwarted for decades by Argentina's military leaders and then by Peron's family, Martha Holgado finally got her chance to obtain the DNA from Peron's bones because his body is being moved to a new $1.1-million mausoleum outside Buenos Aires.
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October 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Forensic experts extracted DNA from the body of late Argentine President Juan Peron for a test to determine whether a woman is his daughter. Thwarted for decades by Argentina's military leaders and then by Peron's family, Martha Holgado finally got her chance to obtain the DNA from Peron's bones because his body is being moved to a new $1.1-million mausoleum outside Buenos Aires.
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December 21, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A simply dressed, middle-aged woman puts her fingers to her lips, stretches out her hand and reverently rubs the plaque on Maria Eva Peron's tomb. Near tears, the mourner makes the sign of the cross. A short while later, a different sort of pilgrim arrives to show the tomb to friends. "Horrible, horrible woman, that Evita," says the elegant visitor, her voice raw with scorn and anger. "Fortunately, she didn't live longer."
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July 2, 1987 | United Press International
Grave robbers are demanding an $8-million ransom for the return of the remains of the hands they cut off the body of former Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron, an investigating judge said today. Police sealed off Chacarita Cemetery this morning while Judge Jaime Far Suau investigated reports of the weekend grave robbery just before the July 1 anniversary of Peron's death in 1974. Two Peronist Party legislators, Sen.
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June 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Martha Holgado, 72, who fought for recognition as the daughter of the late Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron despite DNA evidence to the contrary, died Thursday in Buenos Aires after an unspecified illness, her lawyer told the Associated Press. Holgado claimed to be the product of an affair in the 1930s between Peron and her mother, a married socialite. Holgado made the claim in a 1994 lawsuit filed in an Argentine court and in a book, "Peron, Mi Padre," released in Argentina in 1993.
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November 5, 1985 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Monday dawned clear and crisp, the kind of glad-to-be-alive spring morning Argentines have known for 40 years as un dia Peronista. But Monday was not a Peronist day. It belonged, rather, to President Raul Alfonsin who, according to nearly complete official returns Monday, scored a sweeping victory for his Radical Civil Union party over the Peronists in midterm elections Sunday. "Yesterday was a great day; all parties have reason to be satisfied," Alfonsin said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989
During his term as president of Argentina, Raul Alfonsin has done many courageous and farsighted things to help revive democracy and respect for human rights. But Alfonsin was not able to reverse the downward spiral of the nation's troubled economy, and that cost his Radical Party the presidency in recent elections. Now it may result in his leaving office ahead of schedule. For the past few days, Alfonsin and other Radical Party leaders have been negotiating with the rival Justicialist Party, whose candidate Carlos Saul Menem won overwhelming voter support in the May 14 elections, to arrange an early transition of power.
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October 2, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Journalists exploring the frontiers of press freedom in Argentina are coming up against a long tradition of political thuggery in this South American country. Several reporters have been assaulted in recent months; scores of others have received anonymous threats of violence and death. The numerous attacks and threats appear to be aimed at stanching the free flow of information in Argentina's decade-old democracy.
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January 13, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
The arrest Friday of former Argentine President Isabel Peron in Spain signaled an expansion of human rights cases here beyond the former military junta to the epoch of ex-strongman Juan Domingo Peron, father of Argentina's ruling party. The 75-year-old former president, whose full name is Maria Estela Martinez de Peron, was arrested at her home near Madrid after a federal judge in Argentina issued a warrant for her detention, officials said.
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October 18, 2006 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
Defiled by grave robbers, banished from the presidential grounds and sliced for DNA samples, the battered body of former Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron was moved Tuesday to a new monument where, enthusiasts hope, the remains of his celebrated second wife, Eva "Evita" Peron, will one day join him. But violent clashes among rival union groups at the mausoleum site southwest of Buenos Aires marred the planned ceremony.
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May 31, 1987 | DANIEL DROSDOFF, United Press International
Gary Hart would have had better luck running for president in Latin America, where his dalliance with a blond model would have scarcely raised an eyebrow. In fact, it may even have helped his chances. Since the days of Simon Bolivar, sex and politics have gone together in Latin America. Bolivar, the liberator of northern South America and a native of Caracas, set the trend. He was as successful with women as he was in defeating Spanish armies.
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