October 14, 2006 |
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.
July 2, 1987 |
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 |
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.
November 5, 1985 |
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.
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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.
October 2, 1993 |
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.