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Had she lived, Eva Peron would have turned 91 today. While she lived, she received a good deal of bad press here in the U.S. as well as in the U.K., but to many, many Argentines, she was not the monster she was made out to be. She accomplished many wonderful works, especially for the poor and disenfranchised. She had a special love of children, and established homes, schools, and clinics for their care. Considered ambitious (not a good connotation in Spanish) by some, she probably would have been better described as driven to improve the lives of the working poor.

All of this may ring somewhat familiar to readers here, and if it does, that explains why I have always felt that calling Hillary Rodham Clinton our American Evita was never an insult or a bad thing. We waited a long time to have one. Evita blessed Argentina during the generation of Hillary’s mother.

I would like to introduce readers to The Official Eva Peron Website, run by her grandniece, Cristina Alvarez Rodriguez.  Here you can read the true story of Evita Peron, not a movie or musical version, her real story.

Happy Birthday, Evita!

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