DOMINICAN REPUBLfC: Still in Business


Under a molten summer sun, a portly figure in a Palm Beach suit set out from his seaside estate one morning last week for a constitutional along Ciudad Trujillo's palm-lined George Washington Avenue. Pedestrians were herded aside, but cars rolled by unmolested just a few yards away. Only a handful of aides guarded Generalissimo Doctor Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, 65, Benefactor of the Fatherland, Genius of Peace, etc., etc., etc., as he strolled confidently along. In the dictator's island fief, poincianas were blooming, sugar cane was growing, business was booming.


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