VENEZUELA: Work & Play

Perched on an ornate armchair in his office last week, Colonel Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of oil-rich Venezuela, received with protocolary propriety Admiral Jerauld Wright, U.S.N., commander of NATO's Atlantic Fleet. The next day, with solemn ceremony, President Pérez Jiménez opened the 1955 session of his obedient Congress.

But it was not for due care to such affairs of state that Pérez Jiménez drew his countrymen's attention. Amid Cabinet meetings and the signing of decrees, they noted, the President worked in an astonishing schedule of extracurricular activities. He went to a garden party, an auto race and a pre-Mardi Gras...

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