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Argentines Yearn for Evita, 70 Years After Her Death

A candle stands near a picture of Argentina's late former first lady Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, better known as "Evita" at "El Santa Evita" restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Argentines commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of their most famous first lady on Tuesday, Evita who died of cancer on July 26, 1952, at the age of 33. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
A candle stands near a picture of Argentina's late former first lady Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, better known as "Evita" at "El Santa Evita" restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Argentines commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of their most famous first lady on Tuesday, Evita who died of cancer on July 26, 1952, at the age of 33. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Buenos Aires (AP) -- María Eva Noble says she is carrying out the legacy of her namesake as she labors in a soup kitchen in a working class neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

She was named after iconic Argentine former first lady María Eva Duarte de Perón, better known as Eva Perón, or Evita, who died 70 years ago Tuesday. The soup kitchen where Noble does volunteer duty in the Flores district gives daily lunches to about 200 people and is run by an organization that also carries the name of the late leader.