VENEZUELA: The Colonel's Case

Almost before catching his breath in Havana, Venezuela's exiled President Romulo Gallegos had begun dishing out the blame for his downfall (TIME, Dec. 13). His most sensational charge involved "the notorious presence" of a foreign military attache at a Caracas barracks during the army uprising.

Last week Gallegos, still smarting, went the whole hog and named a name. The man, he said, was Colonel Edward F. Adams, U.S. military attache at Caracas. As a powerful supporter of the Pan American principle of nonintervention, the U.S. had to clear itself of the embarrassing...

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