Venezuela: Control

There was an ominous clarity to the handbills that littered Caracas' Central University. "The people threw out Nixon in 1958," they said. "They can do the same in 1961." The signature: "Young Communists." In 1958, appeals by Communists and their friends produced such mob frenzy that the car carrying the touring U.S. Vice President was stopped and stoned; Nixon was unharmed, but his visit was ruined. Last week Venezuela's Communists were out to get new U.S. Ambassador Teodoro Moscoso when he ar rived to take up his post. But their best efforts were unable to mobilize a single...

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