PRESIDENT JUAN D. PERON (ARGENTINA) - THIRD PERSON TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/06/1944 - HFSID 76495
Sale Price $450.00
JUAN D. PERÓN (ARGENTINA)He signed this typed letter as Secretary of Labor and Welfare, an office he would leave later that year for a more powerful post TLS: "Juan Perón" as Argentine Secretary of Labor and Welfare, 1p, 6¼x9½. Buenos Aires, 1944 June 6. In Spanish, not translated. To an unnamed Colonel informing him of a letter he has received from José Carro, who had written to the Chief Inspector of the National Lottery. JuanD. 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. Infamously,Peron's government kept Nazi war criminals safe after WWII, protecting them from international leaders who wanted to try them for their horrific crimes. Lightly creased. Folds, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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