VENEZUELA: Rocky's Second Home

For a ten-day rest after winning the governorship of New York State, Nelson Rockefeller went to a country that looms large in his career. Venezuela is the home of Creole Petroleum Corp., most profitable affiliate of the Rockefeller-founded Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), and he once served on Creole's board. But Venezuelans rarely think of him as an oilman; instead, he is the single man who has striven hardest to raise the country's standard of living.

Nelson Rockefeller owns three farms in Venezuela and will vacation in his hilltop hacienda—a white stucco colonial house with...

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