DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Henchman In

Last January, President Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, for seven years hard-hitting dictator of the Dominican Republic, announced he was retiring to "private life," that he would not be a candidate for reelection. That Dictator Trujillo was not going to be any less a dictator in "private life," however, was evident when he nominated loyal Henchman Dr. Jacinto B. Peynado as his successor. Just where Boss Trujillo stands in his henchman's estimation is evident from the neon sign which glitters on the front of Peynado's home. It reads: GOD AND TRUJILLO. Says President-elect...

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