HISPANIOLA: Armed Armistice

War planes darted overhead. One 21-gun salute after another boomed out. Within the pea-green reception room of the government building in the dusty Dominican border town of Elias Pifia, officials of Hispaniola's two little republics crowded close. Then Generalissimo Dr. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, Honorable Chief of State, Benefactor of the Nation, President and for 20 years dictator of the Dominican Republic, stepped forward and embraced coal-black Colonel Paul Magloire, newly elected President of Haiti and something of a strong man himself.

A few hours later, the symbolic act of friendship was repeated in the Haitian border village of Belladére. Guns...

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