The Casa Rosada is seen in the background. Crassweller claims that this moment was very powerful because it was very dramatic and recalled many important aspects of Argentine history. Crassweller also claims that the evening contained " mystic overtones " of a " quasi -religious" nature. This version of events was popularized in the movie version of the Lloyd Webber musical ; most historians, however, agree that this version of events is unlikely.
The Casa Rosada is seen in the background. Crassweller claims that this moment was very powerful because it was very dramatic and recalled many important aspects of Argentine history. Crassweller also claims that the evening contained " mystic overtones " of a " quasi -religious" nature.
This version of events was popularized in the movie version of the Lloyd Webber musical ; most historians, however, agree that this version of events is unlikely.
What would follow was shocking and nearly unheard of. Eva campaigned heavily for her husband during his presidential bid. Though she had become wealthy from her radio and modeling success, she highlighted her own humble upbringing as a way of showing solidarity with the impoverished classes.
However, she was very popular with the general public who knew her from her radio and motion picture appearances. Fraser and Navarro write that Argentina had only recently emerged from its "wartime quarantine", thus taking its place in the United Nations and improving relations with the United States.
Advisors then decided that Eva should visit many other European countries in addition to Spain. The tour was billed not as a political tour but as a non-political "goodwill" tour.
Francoist Spain had not recovered from the Spanish Civil War the autarkic economy and the UN embargo meant that the country could not feed its people. During her visit to Spain, Eva handed out peseta notes to many poor children she met on her journey.
She also received from Franco the highest award given by the Spanish government, the Order of Isabella the Catholic. Eva then visited Rome, where the reception was not as warm as it had been in Spain.
Though Pope Pius XII did not give her a Papal decorationshe was allowed the time usually allotted to queens and was given a rosary.
She visited the Palace of Versaillesamong other sites. She also met with Charles de Gaulle. She promised France two shipments of wheat.
While in France, Eva received word that George VI would not receive her when she planned to visit Britain, regardless of what his Foreign Office might advise,  and that her visit would not be viewed as a state visit. Eva, however, gave "exhaustion" as the official reason for not going on to Britain.
According to the book Evita: A Biography by John Barnes, while she traveled down a street with many people crowding her car, someone threw two stones and smashed the windshield.
She threw her hands up in shock, but was not injured. Later, while sitting with the Foreign Minister, protesters threw tomatoes at her. After these two events, Eva had had enough and, concluding the two-month tour, returned to Argentina.Eva María Duarte de Perón (7 May – 26 July ) was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (–) and First Lady of Argentina from until her death in She is usually referred to as Eva Perón or Evita..
She was born in poverty in the rural village of Los Toldos, in the Pampas, as the youngest of five arteensevilla.com 15 in , she moved to the nation's capital of.
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Juan Domingo Perón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈhooan doˈmiŋɡo peˈɾon]; October 8, – July 1, ) was an Argentine Army general and politician. After serving in several government positions, including Minister of Labor and Vice President, he was elected President of Argentina three times, serving from June to September , when he was overthrown in a coup d'état, and then.
Organized for the recovery, historical investigation, and diffusion of the life and works of Maria Eva Duarte de Peron and her relevant contemporaries. From to , Eva Perón (full name: María Eva Duarte de Perón—though she was born Eva María Ibarguren) was Argentina’s First Lady.
Nicknamed Evita, she became a massively popular. To some, she was a hero. To others, she was a symbol of naked ambition.
To the world, she remains a arteensevilla.com Duarte de Peron "Evita" is one of the most controversial figures in history.