Eva is dead: long live Eva!

1,656 people and 530 vehicles cross the Melilla border following reopening Credit: Creative Commons

MAY 7 marks the 93rd birth anniversary of Eva Peron, charismatic wife of Juan Peron.

The Argentine President, when Franco’s Spain was the international whipping boy, came to the aid of the besieged Spanish.

It is strange to think that at 90 she could still have been alive today. Perhaps she is.

Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is also something of a passionate and glamorous president. Interestingly she gives a free hand to her equally enigmatic and self-assured Argentine deputy economy minister Axel Kicillof.

Some say the 40-year old is to blame for grabbing Spanish power giant REPSOL’s stake in Argentina’s oil.

The widow’s son, Máximo Kirchner is Axel’s best friend. Both are devotees of Peron’s economic policies. Eva is dead; long live Eva.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing

I TRY very hard to keep a sense of proportion but confess my respect for the Catholic Church has faltered of late.

More nuns from Spain’s Daughters of Charity order are under investigation for taking part in the ‘stolen babies’ scandal in Madrid.

Similar institutions in Britain were worse; thousands of children were betrayed and shipped abroad to populate the Empire.

I was so upset after ghost-writing a book detailing horrendous abuse of children at a Catholic run institute in Ireland I vowed never to touch the subject again.

I was then begged to ghost-write another bio written by a man who suffered at the hands of nuns in a Fijian Catholic missionary school.

Now, I reluctantly start on an African lady’s account of deception in African missions run by the Church. Its title is ‘Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing’.

It seems to sum the situation up perfectly and is quite depressing.

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