Evita, starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas (1996)
-Bio mundoandino.com "In 1951, Evita set her sights on earning a place on the ballot as candidate for vice-president. This move angered many military leaders who despised Evita and her increasing powers within the government. According to the Argentine Constitution, the Vice President automatically succeeds the President in the event of the President's death. The possibility of Evita becoming president in the event of Juan Peron's death was not something the military could accept.Fraser, Nicholas. Navarro, Marysa. Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron. W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London. 1980, 1996. Page 143." Wikipedia "María Eva Duarte de Perón (May 7, 1919 – July 26, 1952) was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Domingo Perón (1895–1974) and the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita, which literally translates into English as "Little Eva"."
Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
"First explored in 1516 by Juan Díaz de Solis, Argentina developed slowly under Spanish colonial rule. Buenos Aires was settled in 1580; the cattle industry was thriving as early as 1600. Invading British forces were expelled in 1806–1807, and after Napoléon conquered Spain (1808), the Argentinians set up their own government in 1810. On July 9, 1816, independence was formally declared."
"European explorers arrived in 1516. Spain established a permanent colony on the site of Buenos Aires in 1580; the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata was created in 1776. During the early part of this period it was largely a country of Spanish immigrants and their descendants, known as criollos, some of them gathered in the Buenos Aires and other cities, others living on the pampas as gauchos. Descendants of African slaves (See:Afro-Argentines) were present in significant numbers. Indigenous peoples inhabited much of the rest of Argentina. In 1806 and 1807 the British Empire launched two invasions to Buenos Aires, but the creole population repelled both attempts. On May 25, 1810, after confirmation of the rumors about the overthrow of King Ferdinand VII by Napoleon, citizens of Buenos Aires took advantage of the situation and created the First Government Junta (May Revolution). Formal independence from Spain was declared on July 9, 1816 in Tucumán."
"We arrived at the airport and took a taxi into Buenos Aires, the capital. Denise and I got a room and began to carry the cross in the city. It is always a great blessing and powerful witness to have my wife walking with me. She walked every step with me in and around Buenos Aires.
I well remember Denise and I leaned the cross against a post in front of McDonald's restaurant. As we were about to order the manager and security guard came to us in a rage and ordered us to leave and take the cross away! The manager was shaking with anger. I told him, “Oh, I've been chased away from finer restaurants than this! God bless you."
We carried the cross down street after street and gave out gospel material and Jesus stickers. We talked and prayed with many.
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt