VENEZUELA: People's Poet

"I'm just a poet on loan to politics," said Venezuela's new Foreign Minister Andres Eloy Blanco. "I'm not a foreign Minister, but I will try to make myself one."

In appointing 51-year-old Poet Blanco, Venezuela's Novelist-President Rómulo Gallegos knew that he had laid his hand on a man who had the confidence of Venezuela's common people. Blanco, an unassuming little man with sunken cheeks and burning eyes, is their country's foremost poet and orator. The fact that he presided last week over the Foreign Office in the Casa Amarilla in Caracas was a...

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