Argentines pay tribute to historical leader Evita

STORY: Mourners carried photographs and white flowers to her gravesite as they stood in the cold.

Evita, the wife of President General Juan Peron, died on July 26, 1952 at just 33-years-old.

Her legacy and fight against misogyny and the elites are still very relevant to this day, said 28-year-old student Maria Ruiz, who was carrying a white and blue carnation to place on her gravesite.

“We need to carry on the legacy she left for us: to move forward and fight against the powerful. She fought the powerful,” she said.

Evita is revered by many Argentines for helping women get the vote, securing labor benefits for the working classes and founding hospitals and orphanages.