VENEZUELA: Standing Up to the U.S.

"Either we give our democracy social and economic content or we might meet the same fate that has been met by other nations in Latin America." So said Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez, answering questions about the military threat to democracy in Latin America put by Time Inc. Editor in Chief Hedley Donovan and Chairman of the Board Andrew Heiskell. Pérez, the widely-respected President of an oil-rich nation that is one of Latin America's few democracies, was interrupted by martial music from a military band passing below the window of his office...

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