September 19, 1955

JUNTA AGAINST PERON: London, 16 – Argentinian dictator Juan Peron is once more fending off the blows of fate in the form of a new military uprising which, in contrast to the one last June, does not originate within the navy but the army. His powers had already been reduced in the first coup and it is not known whether he will survive the latest one, the causes of which do not appear to be rooted in ideology. It appears to have originated mainly in the recent decision by the Peronist General Workers’ Confederation to set up civil guard units to ensure the defense of the regime. However, this would mean the formation of a rival force and hastened the officers’ uprising. CANNON RETURNS: The American Ambassador in Athens Cavendish Cannon returned to Athens from his vacations yesterday afternoon and later called on the Foreign Minister Mr Stephanos Stephanooulos for a long talk. The minister then received the director of the Palace’s political bureau, M. Koutsalexis. Mr Cannon had said earlier that he would request an audience with King Paul.

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