National Geographic : 1967 Nov
wore red badges, the other white. Sarmiento wanted to be impartial, so when it came time to redecorate the building's exterior he had buckets of white and red paint mixed. And it has been rose-colored ever since." In visits a year apart, I encountered two markedly different regimes governing Argen tina from the Pink House. One was the con stitutionally elected administration of Presi dent Arturo U. Illia. The other, on my return 678 last April, was the regime headed by Lt. Gen. Juan Carlos Ongania, which had seized power in the June, 1966, coup. This was Argentina's fourth military take over in the 11 years since former dictator Juan D. Per6n was forced into exile; only one president besides Illia gained office through popular vote. Beneath the turnabout lay the same political shoal on which each previous government had foundered: Peronism.