VENEZUELA: First Week of Freedom

Treading with care. Rear Admiral Wolfgang Larrazabal. 46, eased Venezuela through its first week of freedom after the overthrow of Dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez. The handsome navy chief, setting the pace for his five-man junta, spoke in tones of moderation, by week's end appeared to have won the support of nearly every sector of Venezuelan life.

Honor to Civilians. From the start, the necessary removal of Pérez Jiménez' supporters in the armed forces was done with tact and no ugly rolling of heads. Gratefully, new Defense Minister Jesús Maria Castro León called...

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