VENEZUELA: Granaries Being Full. , . .

"Granaries Being Full. . . ."

Resolved to have no revolution this year, ancient Dictator General Juan Vicente Gomez, 75, abruptly ordered "the Presidents of States and the Governors of Territories" in Venezuela to force down staple prices last week and keep them down.

After more than 20 years of dictating, the Dean of Dictators knew how to pack the punch of his decree into its first sentence for maximum effect. "Knowing," he wrote, "that articles of first necessity, which are precisely those which serve to sustain the poorer classes, exist in great...

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