VENEZUELA: Plot No. 1

Rear Admiral Wolfgang Larrazabal, president of the temporary junta that has ruled Venezuela since last January's revolution, last week took the final step in his preparations for making the presidential job permanent. He resigned to leave himself free to run (against Politicians R6-mulo Betancourt and Rafael Caldera) in the Dec. 7 elections, turning his job over to Conservative Professor Edgard Sanabria, 47, one of the five-man junta's two civilian members. Almost immediately, Sanabria had to deal with his first anti-junta plot.

Five army officers—presumably sympathetic, to Major General Marcos Perez Jimenez,...

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