Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron - Chapter 3, The Colonel and the Actress Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Fraser
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Chapter 3, The Colonel and the Actress Summary and Analysis

The Conservatives fraudulently won elections in 1932 and 1939. But by 1943, their corruption had become almost unmanageable. By the 1943 election, a military coup occurred and the new dictatorial government imposed restrictions on the entire country, including the media, which affected Evita. Argentina was neutral during World War II, with different social groups taking different sides, though the elites who controlled the government were on the side of the British.

In January 1944, an earthquake completely destroyed the Andean town of San Juan. A fund for the city was raised by the Secretary of Labor in the military government, Colonel Juan Domingo Peron. He wanted to use an artistic festival to raise money and use popular actors and actresses to collect donations. It was in this time that Evita and Peron met. When they met...

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