VENEZUELA: Escape Story

By day attractive Evelyn Trujillo, 28, was a stenographer in the Caracas offices of the Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. After hours she had a more interesting job as an underground courier for Acción Democratica, the big left-of-center party that has been outlawed in Venezuela since the ruling military junta seized power three years ago.

Recently the junta's Seguridad National (national police), making little progress in its bumbling search for the underground's top leaders, began rounding up some of the small fry. Evelyn, who was on the point of quitting her job to marry an American oilman, came under surveillance. In two...

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