The death of Evita Perón –

1952 was a sad year, marked by illness and death of Eva Peron.

On the social side, things are also darkening for the Argentines, restrictions on consumption, among other adjustments, force us to eat black bread. The political and propaganda machine of the Peronist regime is beginning to be resisted by some sectors.

The government takes measures to mitigate a economic crisis which is becoming more and more worrying. The president exhorts to consume less, gasoline is rationed, establishing a quota of 30 liters per week per car.

It restricts the consumption of aluminum in the industries, one day a week the sale of meat is prohibited, the prices of some articles and the hours of shops are modified to deal with the shortage of energy. It is established that classes will not be taught in schools on Saturdays.

In this context of difficulties, the rumors about the health of avoid grow during the first months of 1952. Given the seriousness of the Health of the president’s wife the tributes increase: La Plata will be called Eva Peron Citythe territories of La Pampa and Chaco acquire the name of Eva Peron Province Y President Peron Province, respectively.

Also, avoid he receives the Great Collar of the Order of the Liberator San Martín and a monument is erected in his honor.

Eva Peron accompanies her husband in the act of May 1 and speaks to the public from the Government House. She is also by her side on June 4 when Peron sworn in as president for the second time. She looks sick, but whole.

The July 26 dies, his wake and transfer to the CGT become enormous popular acts, while the people mourn her inconsolably and the State mourns her.

Funeral of Eva Perón, 1952 (Nueral de Eva Perón)

After years of transfers and usurpations, their remains lie in the Recoleta Cemeteryin Buenos Aires, in the family vault Duartevisited by hundreds of tourists every day.

Sources:

  • Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th Century, Turner Publishing, Atlanta, 1995.
  • Roncayolo, M.: Our Contemporaries, Le Monde et son Histoire, Volume XI, Editions Bordas, Paris, 1972.