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Family friends happened to escape the coup because the wife had an exhibition in Venezuela. They subsequently emigrated to the USA and became citizens. My wife went and stood with them as they took the oath. There were a few things they didn't quite understand about the USA. When they were registering to vote they asked where the Communist Party was. She had to explain that there was no sizeable Communist Party. I suppose they might have registered in the Peace and Freedom Party. It may have still been around back then, ('80s), but she suggested registering for the Democratic Party. Later I described the McCarthy era and the Hollywood Black List.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2017 at 07:24:18 AM EST
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