Cold Welcome

Clay Calhoun, as his name suggests,* looks like a solid Southern gentleman. A handsome 30-year-old with a fullback's build, he has a flourishing export-import business in New Orleans. He also has a millionaire father-in-law—hearty, red-faced William Stevens of Miami, a building contractor in Venezuela since the days of President Isaías Medina.

In mid-February, Father-in-law Stevens drove out to Miami's International Airport to see Calhoun off on a business trip to Caracas. Just before take-off time, he pulled a wad of newspaper clippings from his pocket. "Show these to the boys in the office when you get to Caracas," he said....

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