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Legend of Eva Peron lives on, 60 years after her death

  • 26 Jul 2012
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BUENOS AIRES (AFP)
Pictures of Eva Peron (1919-1952) are displayed at an antique shop in Buenos Aires

Argentina on Wednesday unveiled a new 100 peso bill -- equivalent to about 22 US dollars -- imprinted with the image of Eva Peron.

Issued in honor of the 60th anniversary of her death, the bill shows the late first lady in profile, her blond hair swept back into her the classic chignon hairstyle she usually wore.

After a 1955 coup that nearly killed Peron in 1955, the military that took power sought to put an end to Peronism. They removed her embalmed body and had her buried in secret in Milan.

The remains were only returned to Peron in 1971 and it was not before 1976 that she was buried again, in Buenos Airies' La Recoleta cemetery.

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