John Barnes first arrived in Argentina in 1955 to work as an editor on the Buenos Aires Herald. It was the year that President Perón was overthrown by a military coup, and three years after Eva Perón’s death. After several years in Argentina, Barnes went on to work for the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek. In 1970 he returned to Argentina as Newsweek‘s Latin-American correspondent to find the cult of Santa Evita flourishing in the hearts of millions of Argentines. During his thirty years as a foreign correspondent, Barnes has worked in Africa, the Far East, Europe, and the Middle East.