With all my soul I wanted to be with you and Peron on this glorious day of the descamisados. I will not tell you the usual lies: I won’t tell you that I don’t deserve this. Reviewed September 11, 2017 . Review of Casa Rosada. And it doesn’t matter to me if I have to leave shred of my life along the way in order to repay it. I have never been afraid of them because I have always believed in the people. And I had to come to thank all of you, my beloved descamisados from all corners of the fatherland for being willing to risk your lives for Perón. Eva Peron had recently been diagnosed with the cancer that would kill her when she gave this speech before over a million workers at a rally in Buenos Aires.  SEARCH    HOW And to all the descamisados of the interior, I hold them closely, so very closely to my heart, and want them to know how much I love them. Argentinian President Juan Perón and his wife Eva wave from the balcony of Casa Rosada at Government House, Buenos Aires, 1950. What I say to Perón, who wanted to honor me with the highest distinction that could be granted a Peronist this evening, is that I will never cease repaying you and would give my life in gratitude for how good you have always been and are with me. Compañeros, I ask just one thing today: that all of us publicly vow to defend Perón and to fight for him until death.    VOLUNTEERS  I had to come to thank you for having dedicated this glorious day of the workers and the CGT to this humble woman. I don’t ask or want anything for myself. The demonstration also sent him on his way to being elected in 1946. The danger has not passed. The actual question should be "who was Eva Peron? And our oath will be shouted for a minute so that our cry can reach the last corner of the earth: Our lives for Perón! I have you in my hearts and tell you that it is certain my wish is that I will soon be back in the struggle, with more strength and love, to fight for this people which I love so much, as I love Perón. http://www.worldfuturefund.org, INTRODUCTION    DESCRIPTION    In 1934 at the age of 15, she moved to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires to pursue a career as a stage, radio, and film actress. It sets my soul aflame, it wounds my flesh and burns in my sinews: it’s love for this people and for Perón. Nothing I have, nothing I am, nothing I think is mine: it’s Perón’s. Eva Perón. It sets my soul aflame, it wounds my flesh and burns in my sinews: it’s love for this people and for Perón. She was born in poverty in the rural village of Los Toldos, in the Pampas, as the youngest of five children. Remain faithful to Perón as you've been until today, because this means being loyal to the Fatherland and loyal to yourselves. Though she was a controversial figure in politics , she was also regarded as a saint by many Argentinians, and her funeral was attended by millions. In 1946, shortly after marrying General Juan Domingo Perón, Eva began campaigning for her husband in presidential elections.   NEWS    MULTIMEDIA  Yet despite her weak health, her words and spirit were still strong. His second wife, Eva, was widely revered by Argentina’s lower classes and helped him establish his political power. This is why victory will be ours. And I ask you just one thing: it’s certain I will soon be with you, but if for health reasons I am not, take care of the general. Made famous by Eva Peron's speech to the public on the balcony. What I say to Perón, who wanted to honor me with the highest distinction that could be granted a Peronist[1] this evening, is that I will never cease repaying you and would give my life in gratitude for how good you have always been and are with me. By 1951, Eva Perón, better known as Evita, had transfixed a nation. My beloved descamisdos: Today is a day of many emotions for me. The story of Eva Peron’s body is a harrowing one, and one that remained a mystery for almost 20 years. I can’t ever miss this October 17 appointment with my people. I hope that God hears the humble of my Fatherland so that I can quickly return to the struggle and be able to keep on fighting with Perón for you and with you for Perón until death. NOTICE    CONTACT The descamisados- the shirtless ones – were the workers and poor who supported Perón. I know that God is with us because he is with the humble and despises the arrogance of the oligarchy. Now they also know that the people are ready to die for Perón.   PUBLICATIONS Well, Patti LuPone remembers, and as the originator of the role, she just wanted to weigh in on how Trump’s Eva Perón moment measured up Monday evening. Buenos Aires’ most famous graveyard is the final resting place of Eva Peron.Although, this wasn’t always the case. One is her renunciation speech from running for the position of vice president. October 17, 1951— Argentina. I had to come to thank you for having dedicated this glorious day of the workers and the CGT to this humble woman. She grew up in a province of Buenos Aires and then in the village of Pampas. I had to come here to give thanks to the CGT for the homage they pay me in giving me a decoration that in my eyes is the most beloved remembrance of the Argentinian workers. We will achieve it sooner or later, whatever the cost, whoever may fall. Maria Eva Peron. From September 25, 1950, until it was dismantled by the military coup in 1955, it was known as the Eva Perón Foundation. The enemies of the people, of Perón and the Fatherland, have also long known that Perón and Eva Perón are ready to die for this people. Argentinean Leader. Eva “Evita” Perón was born Eva Maria Ibarguren, the illegitimate daughter of a provincial leader named Juan Duarte. I know that God is with us because he is with the humble and despises the arrogance of the oligarchy. And to all the descamisados of the interior, I hold them closely, so very closely to my heart, and want them to know how much I love them. EVA PERON'S RENUNCIATION SPEECH (IN SPANISH), AUGUST 22, 1951, Eva Perón initially considered running for the position of Vice President. LINK TO SPEECH VIDEO.   GRANTS  And it doesn’t matter to me if I have to leave shred of my life along the way in order to repay it. Now they also know that the people are ready to die for Perón. Photograph: AP Wed 9 Jan 2019 00.30 EST Compañeros, I ask just one thing today: that all of us publicly vow to defend Perón and to fight for him until death. Every Argentinian worker must keep his eyes open and not fall asleep, for the enemies work in the shade of treason and sometimes are hidden behind a smile or an extended hand. I was certain that you knew – as did I – how to serve as Perón’s entrenchment. My beloved descamisdos: Today is a day of many emotions for me. In the subsequent presidential campaign, Perón suppressed the … Rallies held on October 17, called Loyalty Day, celebrated the monster working-class demonstration of October 17, 1945 that resulted in Juan Perón’s being released from his imprisonment at the hands of the fellow officers then ruling Argentina. This is the tragic real-life story of Evita. María Eva Duarte (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952), better known as María Eva Duarte de Perón, Eva Perón and Evita, was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. CITIZEN Remain faithful to Perón as you've been until today, because this means being loyal to the Fatherland and loyal to yourselves. I'm not important because of what I've done; I'm not important because of what I've renounced; I'm not important because of what I am or have. US. My glory is and always will be to be Perón’s shield and the flag of my people, and though I leave shreds of my life along the road, I know that you will pick up my name and will carry it to victory as a banner. Eva Peron, known as “Evita” by her adoring followers, was superficially on a trip to strengthen diplomatic, business and cultural ties between Argentina and important leaders of Europe. Yes, I deserve this, my general. I was certain that you knew – as did I – how to serve as Perón’s entrenchment. Born Maria Eva, she was the fourth child born to Juana Ibarguren and Juan Duarte, all illegitimate in a ramshackle house near the village of Los Toldos some 150 miles west of Buenos Aires. Below we include two speeches. I have always believed in my beloved descamisados because I have never forgotten that without them October 17 would have been a date of pain and bitterness, for this date was supposed to be one of ignominy and treason, but the courage of this people turned it into a day of glory and happiness. Eva Perón (1919-1952), the first lady of Argentinian President Juan Perón (1895-1974) was immensely popular among the Argentinian people. Let the enemies of the people, of Perón and the Fatherland come. Eva Duarte de Perón, Historia del Perónismo (Buenos Aires: Presidencia de la Nación, 1951) This text is part of the Internet Modern History Sourcebook . LIST    SITE INDEX The other is her final speech in public. Fondly known as Evita, she played a major role in her husband's administration. In this speech from 1951, the beloved first lady of Argentina, Eva Perón, made her final address to her nation’s people. HELP WANTED If this people asked me for my life I would joyfully give it, for the happiness of one descamisado is worth more than my entire life. NOTE:  BRIEF STATEMENT OF PUBLICATIONS PRINCIPLES. ", since she died in 1952. I had to come and I came to give thanks to Perón, to the CGT, to the CGT and the descamisados of my fatherland. The two million people pleaded with her to announce her candidacy for vice presidency. 1.Evita had been given two awards, the ‘Recognition of Distinction of the First Category’ and the ‘Grand Peronist Medal. Yet it eventually became a term worn with pride. Finally, compañeros, I thank you for all your prayers for my health; I thank you with all my heart. Yet due to her deteriorating health and other political pressures, she bowed out of the race. WORLD FUTURE FUND She tried to refuse, but the crowd continued to chant "Con Evita" ("With Evita!") Eva Perón initially considered running for the position of Vice President. And I had to come to tell you that it is necessary, as the general says, to keep the guards on the alert at all the posts of our struggle. For those who are a fan you can take an Eva Peron tour around Buenos Aires to see important/significant places such as the balcony she gave her famous speech from. Fraser and Navarro, in their book, Evita: the Real Life of Eva Peron, explore the life of Eva from her birth in Argentina, Los Toldos 1919 May, 17 to the time of her death and burial as a First Lady, the wife of the Argentine leader (Nicholas & Navarro 94). And I had to come to thank all of you, my beloved descamisados from all corners of the fatherland for being willing to risk your lives for Perón. Yes, I deserve this, my general. The World Future Fund serves as a source of documentary material, reading lists and internet links from different points of view that we believe have historical significance.  The publication of this material is in no way whatsoever an endorsement of these viewpoints by the World Future Fund, unless explicitly stated by us.  As our web site makes very clear, we are totally opposed to ideas such as racism, religious intolerance and communism.  However, in order to combat such evils, it is necessary to understand them by means of the study of key documentary material.  For a more detailed statement of our publications standards click here. Every Argentinian worker must keep his eyes open and not fall asleep, for the enemies work in the shade of treason and sometimes are hidden behind a smile or an extended hand. I assure you that no one or nothing could ever prevent me from coming, because I have a sacred debt to Peron and all of you, to the workers, to the boys of the CGT, to the descamisados and the people. On October 17th, 1945, there was a large scale working-class demonstration that resulted in Juan Perón being released from imprisonment at the hands of his fellow officers who were then ruling Argentina. My glory is and always will be to be Perón’s shield and the flag of my people, and though I leave shreds of my life along the road, I know that you will pick up my name and will carry it to victory as a banner. I gave you thanks, my general, for having taught me to know and love them. Maria Eva Peron | Archives of Women's Political Communication I deserve it for one thing alone, which is worth more than all the gold in the world: I deserve it for all I've done for the love of this people. Let the enemies of the people, of Perón and the Fatherland come. I have only one thing that matters, and I have it in my heart. "), EVA PERON'S FINAL SPEECH IN PUBLIC, OCTOBER 17TH, 1951. A great pioneer of women's suffrage was Eva Perón. Perón uses this moment to specifically call out support for the poor people of Argentina and she praises them for being proactive. PRINCIPLES    COPYRIGHT Wife of Argentina President Juan Domingo Peron. I'm not important because of what I've done; I'm not important because of what I've renounced; I'm not important because of what I am or have. Now they also know that the people are ready to die for Perón. We will achieve it sooner or later, whatever the cost, whoever may fall. Eva Perón (May 7, 1919–July 26, 1952) was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and the First Lady of Argentina. Four days later, Perón, a widower, married Eva Duarte, or Evita, as she became affectionately known. After her death from cervical cancer in 1952 aged 33, her body was transferred to the Ministry of Labor, outside which Argentines queued for two weeks to see her body, … I gave you thanks, my general, for having taught me to know and love them. I will not tell you the usual lies: I won’t tell you that I don’t deserve this. TO CONTRIBUTE    Yet due to her deteriorating health and other political pressures, she bowed out of the race. I have never been afraid of them because I have always believed in the people. Evita was born Eva Maria Duarte on May 7 1919 in Los Toldos, Argentina, the fifth and youngest illegitimate child of Juana Ibarguren. The enemies of the people, of Perón and the Fatherland, have also long known that Perón and Eva Perón are ready to die for this people. I don’t ask or want anything for myself. Juan Peron, army colonel who became president of Argentina (1946–52, 1952–55, 1973–74) and was founder and leader of the Peronist movement. Eva Perón, better-known as Evita, is one of the most famous women of the 20th century and a near-mythical figure in her home country of Argentina. And I had to come to tell you that it is necessary, as the general says, to keep the guards on the alert at all the posts of our struggle. My descamisados: I wanted to tell you many things but the doctors have forbidden me from speaking. I have only one thing that matters, and I have it in my heart. GUIDES    READING Eva’s actions and steps give vivid review of the kind of a woman she was during her time. With all my soul I wanted to be with you and Perón on this glorious day of the descamisados. If this people asked me for my life I would joyfully give it, for the happiness of one descamisado is worth more than my entire life. I deserve it for one thing alone, which is worth more than all the gold in the world: I deserve it for all I've done for the love of this people. The danger has not passed. ("Now, Evita, now! I can’t ever miss this October 17 appointment with my people. Eva Perón, Speech to the Descamisados, 1951. In the speech above Eva states her renunciation from the race, yet the crowd gave an unexpected echo. But her legacy is complex and controversial, and her brief life was filled with tragedy and pain. On February 27, 1946, three days after the elections that consecrated president Juan Perón and his wife First Lady Eva Perón 26 years of age gave his first political speech in an organized women to thank them for their support of Perón… Originally a term of scorn, it was soon worn with pride. First Lady of Argentina (1946–52), Political Figure and Actress. Eva Peron was married to Juan Domingo Peron, who was President of Argentina from 1946 to 1955. This is why victory will be ours. The gruesome, untold story of Eva Peron’s lobotomy. On one end of the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, this is the official seat of the Executive Branch of the Argentine Government. Eva Peron was called the Spiritual Leader of the Nation of Argentina. Trump’s playbook written by fascists like Juan and Eva Perón August 28, 2020 1:01 PM CST By Mark Gruenberg And John Wojcik. Share on Twitter. "Descamisdos" is a term that means "shirtless ones," which was once used as a pejorative term for the working class. I had to come here to give thanks to the CGT for the homage they pay me in giving me a decoration that in my eyes is the most beloved remembrance of the Argentinian workers. CopyLeft: Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike) marxists.org 2014. The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts for introductory level classes in modern European and World history. EVA & JUAN PERON “When I chose to be Evita, I chose the path of my people.” – Eva Peron. And our oath will be shouted for a minute so that our cry can reach the last corner of the earth: Our lives for Peron! After she became First … Both were extremely intrigued by the stories surrounding the life of Eva Perón while researching her during the mid-1970s. and "Ahora, Evita, ahora!" And I ask you just one thing: it’s certain I will soon be with you, but if for health reasons I am not, take care of the general. Eva Peron had recently been diagnosed with the cancer that would kill her when she gave this speech before over a million workers at a rally in Buenos Aires. The enemies of the people, of Perón and the Fatherland, have also long known that Perón and Eva Perón are ready to die for this people. EVA PERON'S RENUNCIATION SPEECH (IN SPANISH), AUGUST 22, 1951. She then lived in the poorest areas. I have you in my hearts and tell you that it is certain my wish is that I will soon be back in the struggle, with more strength and love, to fight for this people which I love so much, as I love Perón. Nothing I have, nothing I am, nothing I think is mine: it’s Perón’s. Ever since, October 17th was celebrated as "Loyalty Day" by the Argentinian workers and Perón supporters. In late 1951 she gave a final speech despite rapidly deteriorating health conditions.   REPORTS  She commanded so much respect that she was given the title "Spiritual Leader of the Nation" by the Argentine Congress. Extraordinary Class’. Her father left the family, leaving the five children in a severe state of poverty. Eva Perón died on July 26, 1952. But there was a parallel mission behind the high-profile trip, one that has contributed to a … "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice while they were developing Evita for Broadway in 1976. Situated in a park this large statue is a monument to Eva Peron, who was the wife of President Juan Carlos. Speech to the Descamisados - Oct. 17, 1951. Share using Email. I had to come and I came to give thanks to Peron, to the CGT, to the CGT and the descamisados of my fatherland. 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