Venezuela: With Impunity & Immunity

Only a fraction of Venezuela's 7,000,000 people are Communists or Castroites. They stand little chance of toppling President Rómulo Betancourt by direct frontal attack. But they are persistent at sabotage and artful in harassment, hoping to prove that Betancourt cannot maintain order. So far, the tough old ex-revolutionary — who wants to be come his country's first freely elected President to survive his term — has been powerless to end the terrorism.

Pipelines & Paintings. The outfit that splashes its F.A.L.N. initials on any inviting wall calls itself the Armed Forces of...

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