“Heinrich Himmler’s Sicherheitdienst, or SD, the political-espionage service of the NSDAP, moved without difficulty throughout Argentina for the entire war. In spite of an Argentine parliamentary commission on un-Argentine activities and a special office of the Federal Police deputed to prosecute such agents of espionage, Himmler’s operatives were rarely disturbed, and after they were finally jailed at the end of the war, they were released as soon as possible.
As late as 1944, the Argentine military thought the Nazis were going to win the war, and during the first months of 1945 tried to act as if they had. Having bet on the wrong horse, Peron and his associates, far from reproaching themselves for their bad judgment, or at least striving to correct it, closed ranks and came to the rescue of some of the most unsavory figures to escape Allied justice in liberated Europe.
After 1945, the Argentine consulate in Barcelona became a distribution point for false passports, which enabled literally hundreds if not thousands of Nazi functionaries to escape to Argentina, including the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. Contemporary Argentina is therefore a haunt for old Nazis and Nazi offspring. All thanks to Peron!”
Source: tegis.wordpress.com; Photo: eluniversal.com