Nine years ago when I was in Year 10 my history class went on a trip to the Sydney Jewish Museum as part of our unit on Genocide. I have a mild disability and I ended up walking around the museum with our teacher (because it meant I wouldn’t have to walk too much). Somehow she (the teacher) and I ended up talking about Eva and Juan Peron and she said that Eva Peron was a fascist. She said Juan was a fascist because of “the laws he passed.”
Now for the point of this debate:
Googling “eva peron fascist” turns up loads of sites which claim that Eva and Juan had a large numbered bank account in Switzerland where a percentage of donations to Eva’s charity were deposited and used to fund their lavish lifestyle and purchase her huge designer wardrobe and jewellery collection, also that Juan was an anti-Semite who allowed Nazis into the country and supported Hitler. The one about the Nazis is true and I know he supported Mussolini, but Hitler?
Also I was under the impression that the Swiss bank account rumour was just that: a rumour.
But were the Perons fascists? What’s the evidence they were or weren’t? Personally I’m leaning towards “Eva wasn’t a fascist but Juan was”. Or at least he was a Mussolini sympathiser)