OPINION

June 13, 1956

PERONISTS AGAINST DICTATORSHIP: Buenos Aires, 11 – A revolution broke out on the evening of June 11 in various parts of Argentina and in Buenos Aires against the military regime of Pedro Eugenio Aramburu. Martial law has been declared throughout the country. According to the military authorities, the government of Argentina is in control of the situation and has suppressed the mutiny which had been provoked by «Peronist and Communist elements.» A clandestine radio station has proclaimed the following goals for the revolution: 1. Immediate freedom for all political and unionist prisoners. 2. Immediate control of the unions by the workers. 3. Proclamation of general elections within 180 days with the participation of all political parties. 4. Measures to curb the high cost of living. «We are on the side of the workers and against the oligarchy,» added the rebels’ radio station. It was announced that the leader of the movement is General Raul Tanco, seconded by General Juan Jose Valle. They are both friends of former president Juan Peron. (…). According to an official announcement, 18 people who tried to seize a police station in a suburb of Buenos Aires have been shot.