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Today in Latin American History

Evita Gathered Many Argentines to Demand Juan Peron’s Release in 1945

Evita Gathered Many Argentines to Demand Juan Peron’s Release in 1945

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Today in Latin American history, Evita gathered many people in Argentina to demand Juan Peron’s release in 1945.

On October 9, 1945 Juan Perón was arrested by his opponents within the government who feared that due to the strong support of the descamisados, the workers and the poor of the nation, Perón’s popularity might eclipse that of the sitting president.

Between 250,000 and 350,000 people gathered in front of the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s government house, to demand Juan Perón’s release, and their wish was granted.

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