THE AMERICAS: Walking Papers

General Marcos Perez Jimenez, 44, the plump, well-manicured ex-dictator of Venezuela, got a rude order last week from the U.S. Immigration Service: get out of the country by April 15. Perez Jimenez has been living in a $300,000 mansion in Florida on a temporary visa and a diplomatic passport given him, in a show of chivalry, by the revolutionary junta that bounced him from office 15 months ago.

The fallen dictator is a source of embarrassment for the U.S. in its relations with the new, democratically elected Venezuelan government, which accuses him of looting and terrorizing the country. The State Department...