VENEZUELA: Uncle Tim's Last Broadcast

Kiddies of Caracas used to listen on the radio with bated breath to "Tío Timoteo" (Uncle Tim), wondering how he knew that little Juan Bimba's birthday present was under the sofa and that Babita was not eating enough cereal. He knew, of course, because fond parents wrote in and asked him to say so.

Uncle Tim got a letter from a village in the interior, asking that Uncle Tim admonish little José García for always picking his nose, putting the pickies on the furniture and upsetting his mamacita and papacito. "José," wheedled Uncle...

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