VENEZUELA: Terror and Takeover

Just why they singled out William F. Niehous, general manager of Owens-Illinois' Venezuelan operation, is unclear. But on the evening of Feb. 27, seven armed guerrillas broke into the American glass-company executive's home in an affluent suburb of Caracas. While his wife and a maid watched helplessly, Niehous, 44, was injected with a soporific and carried into the night. At first it was expected that the ultra-leftist terrorists, like the majority of their counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina, would simply demand that a huge ransom be paid by the company's big (1975...

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