PRESIDENT JUAN D. PERON (ARGENTINA) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/11/1945 - HFSID 277566
Sale Price $450.00
As Vice President of Argentina, he appoints a military judge.
Document signed: "Perón", 2p (front and verso). Buenos Aires, 1945 August 11. On letterhead of Argentina's Ministry of War. Official stamps, notations and counter-signatures (illegible). Upon the recommendation of the Ministry of War, and exercising his executive power as Vice President, Perón appoints Captain D. Santiago Puig, of the 21st Mountain Infantry Regiment, as ad hoc judge of military instruction. He also decrees that this decision be communicated for implementation. JUAN PERÓN (1895-1974) was part of a military junta, which seized power in 1943 and made him secretary of labor and social welfare. Promoted to Vice President and Minister of War in 1944 but purged by suspicious fellow officers in 1945, Perón was released after massive protests by the labor unions whose support he had cultivated. Perón was elected President in 1946, serving until overthrown in a military coup (1956). Peron ruled with authoritarian methods, but his program of nationalism and economic justice appealed to many of his countrymen. While Perón lived in exile in Spain, his Peronista movement remained a powerful force in Argentine politics. He once again served as President from 1973 until his death. His first wife, Maria Eva Duarte (1919-1952), affectionately called Evita, helped him as de facto Minister of Health and Labor, acquiring a mass following of her own. File holes at left. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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