'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has sought tirelessly to secure her late husband's place in Argentina's pantheon alongside popular leader Juan Domingo Peron and his glamorous wife Evita, the country's most influential politicians of the 20th century.
For most Argentines, "Kirchner is not Peron," said analyst Rosendo Fraga, who directs the Center for the New Majority think tank in Buenos Aires. "Kirchner is being used to undo Peron."
"In Argentina, death has a greater social significance than in the rest of the world," said Mr. Fraga, recalling how the death of Evita Peron at the age of 33 prompted massive outpourings of grief in 1952.