VENEZUELA: The Teen-Age Rebellion

From the lips of Venezuelan travelers to Trinidad, Costa Rica, Mexico and the U.S. last week came bits and pieces of the story behind what censored news cables have lately called "student disturbances" in Venezuela. The "disturbances" shaped up as a brutal police attack that killed a 17-year-old girl who was her school's "student queen" and wounded children as young as twelve.

All accounts agreed that the episode started as a protest by students of Fermin Toro high school in Caracas (pop. 1,000,000) against the sudden switch of examinations from the usual period...

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