VENEZUELA: The Different Communists

In the five months since Rear Admiral Wolfgang Larrazábal's junta took over Venezuela, Larrazábal has gone perplexingly out of his way to be kind to Communists. Last week, as the Provisional President held his first regular weekly press conference at Caracas' White Palace, his reasoning seemed to come a little clearer. Seven times during the 45-minute session the crisply khakied admiral was asked if he would be candidate for President when regular elections are held next November. Seven times he hemmed, hawed and refused to push his khaki cap out of the campaign...