DOMINICAN REP.: Caribbean Tyranny

As tight a little tyranny as ever flourished in the Caribbean is beige-colored Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina's in the Dominican Republic. Behind the superb 16th Century bastions of Santo Domingo, where once Christopher Columbus was jailed, there are now few political prisoners because they are all dead or in exile.* When the U.S. Marines left the republic peaceful and subdued in 1924, young (31) Trujillo had come up from dubious beginnings to become a Marine informer, then a captain in the National Guard modeled on the Marines. By 1930 he was Chief...

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