(Michael T. Luongo’s article appeared in The New York Times, 3/9.)

EVERY city has its heroes — people who, for whatever reason, leave an indelible mark. Washington is awash in monuments to past presidents. New Yorkers work and live in a grid of ancestral icons: Rockefeller Center, Peter Cooper Village, Astor Place. And Paris is studded with plaques honoring luminaries from Joan of Arc to Victor Hugo to Edith Piaf.

Yet few cities are in thrall to a single person the way Buenos Aires is to María Eva Duarte de Perón.


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