Venezuela: Counterattack

For more than a year, Venezuela's Castroite F.A.L.N. has committed almost every misdeed in the book to embarrass President Romulo Betancourt. It has cold-bloodedly murdered some 50 policemen, staged an endless series of robberies, hijackings, kidnapings and bombings. Through it all, Betancourt kept a tight rein on his temper; he regarded the F.A.L.N. as a civil police matter, an annoyance to be handled by ordinary criminal procedure. But last week, the F.A.L.N. outdid itself: it took on the army, and Betancourt swiftly declared all-out war against Venezuela's Communists.

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