COLOMBIA: Censorship as Usual

COLOMBIA Censorship as Usual One of President Gustavo Rojas Pinilla's proudest acts, soon after he came to power two years ago, was to relax the strict press controls administered by his unpopular predecessor, dictatorial President Laureano Gomez. On one occasion, in the presence of a band of visiting foreign newsmen, Rojas Pinilla turned to the government's chief censor with a grin and forthwith abolished all censorship of outgoing news cables. But last week, no longer so proud, no longer so sure of himself, President Rojas cracked down on the press again.

First victims of the new press policy were Colombia's Liberal...

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