June 17, 1955

US AID: According to reliable sources, the total amount of all forms of aid from the United States to Greece was raised to over $65 million for the 1955-56 financial year. This amount, which could increase further in the future, covers both the deficit in foreign debt payments and in the budget, burdened by the cost of reconstruction of earthquake-stricken areas and the cost of increasing the ranks of the army, if this is eventually decided. VATICAN AND JUNTA AGAINST PERON: London, 16 – Just a few hours after the Vatican issued an excommunication order against President Juan Peron of Argentina, a bloody revolution broke out in Buenos Aires against him, headed by marine officers. The army stood by Peron, while the workers’ organizations which had supported him in his victory in 1951 also remained faithful to him. The air force came out in support of the revolutionaries; the presidential palace and surrounding area was heavily bombed. (…) Later, President Peron said in a radio broadcast to the nation that the revolution had been crushed.

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