Expendable is the word for the secretary general of Venezuela's Acción Democrática, the underground opposition to the dictatorship of Colonel Marco Pérez Jiménez. A.D.'s field commander, who directs espionage in government offices and keeps the government jumpy with incessant propaganda and occasional bombings, is hunted day and night, seldom sleeps twice in the same place. Within the last nine months, one A.D. chief was killed, another died in prison, and a third was jailed. Last week the fourth, a 35-year-old economist named Antonio Pinto Salinas, was shot to death by Pérez Jiménez'...

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