Evita Perón Research Paper

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Eva Perón, resident of Argentina, was the second wife of President Juan Perón. She was known for her organization of a social welfare program that benefited and gained the support of the lower classes, her campaign for female suffrage, and her support of organized labor groups. She was loved by all the people of Argentina, and her death in 1952 caused nation-wide grief. This grief was not settled until she laid in her final resting place, nearly twenty years later. The death of Evita Perón was tragic, but what happened to her afterwards also caused much pain throughout Argentina. Evita Perón 's death was not sudden or quick, but slow and painful. In January of 1950, Evita was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer. For the next two years, her health deteriorated rapidly, and she was extremely weak. In 1951, she underwent a secret hysterectomy in an attempt to rid her of the cancer. The surgery failed, and a neurosurgeon studied her x-rays and told her that the only thing they could do was give her a prefrontal lobotomy to ease her pain during the last months of her life. Evita Perón died at 8:25 pm on July 26, 1952. The "Spiritual Leader of the Nation" was given a state funeral, a ceremony reserved for heads of state. Almost immediately after Perón 's death, Dr. Pedro Ara was…show more content…
The year that her body was found, it was exhumed and flown to Spain, where her husband and his new wife kept her body in their dining room. Juan and his wife returned to power in Argentina in 1973, and Juan died in 1974. His wife had Evita 's body brought back to Argentina where she was briefly displayed by her husband. From there, she was buried in the Duarte family tomb in La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires where the Argentine government took elaborate measures to make Evita 's tomb secure. The tomb 's marble floor has a trapdoor that leads to a compartment containing two coffins. Under that compartment is a second trapdoor and a second compartment, and that is where Evita 's
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