Venezuela: A Taste of Prison

Jails were filled to overflowing with political enemies when Marcos Pérez Jiménez was boss in Venezuela. Last week the chubby little (5 ft. 4 in.) dictator, who has been living a life of ease in Miami Beach since his overthrow in 1958, got a faint idea of how it feels to be on the inside looking out. He was behind bars in Cell No. 505 in Miami's Dade County jail, though Florida justice does not include the exercises in torture that Jiménez' prisons did.

Pérez Jiménez made one bad slip on the January day he...

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