VENEZUELA: Jets over Caracas

The best air force in South America, a 200-plane wing including Canberras, Sabre jets and Vampires, rose in revolt last week against its commanding officer, Venezuela's Dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez, 43. Because the airmen quickly lost heart when other armed forces failed to join them, the revolution failed. But Major General Pérez Jiménez, far from relaxing over an easy win, was left nervous and nettled.

As though he had to read of his success to believe it, the strongman ordered every newspaper in Venezuela to print frontpage editorials denouncing the uprising. Quick to refuse...

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