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Featured Argentina Story | Argentina : Tears for Evita

How the legacy of Argentina's lovely first lady lives on.
Every morning in Buenos Aires, crowds arrive in La Recoleta Cemetery to lay flowers at the modest brass plaque of Evita Peron. These emotional displays that began long before Madonna played her in the film version of Evita, or the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical became an international hit. In fact, since the very day she died in 1952, Argentines have worshipped Evita's memory. Her life story has all the elements of a tragic Latin fairytale. Born Eva Duarte, the illegitimate daughter of a poor provincial family, she came to Buenos Aires at age 15 to try her luck as a radio actress.
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