Venezuela: Siege Before Election

Violence has become a way of life in Venezuela. For more than a year, Communists and Castroites have been waging a well-organized campaign of terror to prevent a peaceful national election on Dec. 1. If it is held, Romulo Betancourt will be a long step closer to his proud goal: to be the first Venezuelan President in modern times to have completed his five-year term and turned over office to a freely elected successor.

Bombs & Bullets. At times last week, Caracas seemed a city besieged. Operating under the initials F.A.L.N., the Communists...

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