A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 27, 1964

A JOURNALISTIC tenet holds that — the best reporter is an observer of events, not a participant. But in almost every correspondent's career there comes a moment when the only thing he can do is stop looking and start participating. One of those moments came to TIME'S Caracas Bureau Chief Mo Garcia as he finished observing a hot-tempered political rally in British Guiana, the British colony where a violent conflict is going on between Negroes and East Indians (see THE HEMISPHERE). The Negroes bitterly oppose and the East Indians support Leftist Premier Cheddi Jagan. Turning to leave the rally, Garcia noticed...

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