The Press: Dangerous Liberty

Leaping lustily to life after nearly a decade of censorship and browbeating, Venezuela's newspapers have more than doubled circulation since the fall of Dictator Pérez Jiménez (TIME, Feb. 3). In their hunger for honest news, Venezuelans are even snapping up women's magazines and sporting sheets, also long-censored. Conspicuously absent from Caracas' newsstands : El Heraldo, a monopoly evening paper that was manipulated as a government mouthpiece by Minister of the Interior Vallenilla Lanz. Its plant was sacked at the height of the revolution, and in its place, only nine days after the revolution, Caraqueños last week got a new evening paper...

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