A New Target

Peter, Robert
June 1976
National Review;6/11/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p617
The article focuses on the coup d'etat in Argentina in March 1976. The coup was motivated by the growing economic problems of the country. During the month of the coup the inflation rate of Argentina reached 38 percent. The gross national product of the country declined by three percent as absenteeism grew worse in many industrial and commercial firms. Corruption was so prevalent among government employees that they need to be bribed in order for them to do their duty. Terrorism was also prevalent in the country that some hostage crises were even staged by unionized factory workers. Argentinians were hoping for an army takeover in response to the almost anarchic state of the country.


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