Evita, the final days

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The end and  the crying
On July 18, 1952 was a sign that his life was turning out. Entered into an apparent state of coma. In this situation, doctors called the father Benítez, a resuscitation team and the other for oxygen. 

On July 26 began normally, but at 10 Evita entered a torpor that has not come. It urged physicians to perform the first release. The final communique, the 20, warned that the health of the patient had deteriorated. The bed was surrounded by all his brothers and his closest collaborators. At 20 and 23 looked at the Doctor Perón Taquini saying: “No pulse.” 

At 21 and 36 the announcer J. Furnot read by the chain of broadcasting: “Meet the Ministry of Information of the Presidency of the Nation penosísimo the duty to inform the people of the Republic to 2025 hours the deceased Lady Eva Perón, Spiritual Leader of the Nation. Remains of the Lady Eva Perón will be conducted tomorrow, the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, which will install the chapel burning …”. 

A great silence began to cancel all activities of the country. Bystanders fled their homes. Radios irradiated sacred music. Cinemas, theaters and tearooms closed their doors. His last wishes expressed to Perón, who had not wanted his body is consumed in the land and wanted to be embalmed. It was called Dr. Pedro Ara to make this work. 

The CGT issued a duel of 72 hours and in the squares of all the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires were built small altars with the image of Eva and a black crape reminder. On the 27th his body was moved to Ministry of Labor and. The mass vigil continued until August 9. The tail was about 35 blocks away. The Foundation distributed blankets to cope with adverse conditions that occurred during the wake and health posts were set up for the care of people waiting. 

August 9 when the body was brought to Congress to pay the appropriate honors. The next day, the largest procession ever seen in Argentina until that moment was witnessed by 2 million people along Rivadavia, Avenida de Mayo, Hipolito Irigoyen and Paseo Colon. Was preceded by 9 patrol police. More than 15 thousand soldiers and military honors cure was carried by 45 union leaders and escorted by cadets of military institutes, students in the student town, nurses and workers of the Foundation. At 17 and 50, while the city was quiet shaken by a barrage of 21 gun salute and bugle in the army, six employees of a funeral the coffin entered on the second floor of the CGT, Dr. Pedro Ara, where it was received for the Embalming, which would last until 1955. 


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