VENEZUELA: Bombs in Caracas

TIME Correspondent Phil Payne was in Caracas last week when revolt crackled through the capital and five other cities of Venezuela. His report:

Two homemade bombs, one of them exploding accidentally and one of them failing to explode as planned, last week touched off an automatic reaction by Venezuela's jumpy military junta: cries of revolt and arrests by the hundreds.

The explosion occurred in a little house with a corrugated aluminum roof in Caracas' eastern suburbs. Two revolutionaries were assembling a bomb from dynamite and steel pipe when the weapon, set off unintentionally, killed both. At Columbus Day ceremonies next day, someone...

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