Venezuela: Carrying On

New President, old woes he campaign slogan repeated in speeches and newspaper ads was blunt: "THANK GOD, THEY ARE FINALLY GOING." It was also prophetic. As celebrating citizens jammed the streets of Caracas last week, the results of Venezuela's sixth free presidential election in 25 years overwhelmingly confirmed that the ele gant presidential residence, La Casona, would be getting a new tenant. By a thumping 8-to-5 margin, voters had ousted the centrist Social Christian Party in favor of the country's strongest grass roots political force, the center-left Action Democratica under its amiable,...

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