VENEZUELA: Further Study

Casting about for a civilian front man to head their regime and give it some badly needed prestige, members of Venezuela's military junta last week looked hopefully at Dr. Arnaldo Gabaldón, famed organizer of Venezuela's outstandingly successful fight against malaria. They wanted Dr. Gabaldón, a nonparty man, to take the place of President Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, assassinated during an abortive revolt in Caracas (TIME, Nov. 20).

Gabaldón tentatively accepted the job, but added one condition: all political parties must be represented in the new government. Hard-bitten Lieut. Colonel Marcos Pérez Jiménez, the...

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