VENEZUELA: Sullen Bargain

Sapped and rattled by the knowledge that his whole air force and units of the army had rebelled against him in Venezuela's frustrated New Year's revolt, Dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez last week bargained sullenly for the right to go on occupying the presidency. His top generals surrounded Miraflores Palace with tanks and troops (presumably for the President's protection) and argued forcefully that the prestige of all the armed forces hung on making concessions to the anti-dictatorial feelings of the rebels and their covert sympathizers. Almost from the beginning, the military men...

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