MEXICO: Long Arm of Hate

Ever since Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina seized power in the Dominican Republic in 1930, his enemies have led precarious lives, no matter how far from home they fled. In 1935 a gunman burst into a New York City apartment and killed Sergio Bencosme, onetime Interior Minister of the Dominican Republic. In 1952 Andrés Requena, editor of an anti-Trujillo newspaper, was gunned down in another Manhattan apartment. Last year Jesús de Galindez. author of an anti-Trujillo book, disappeared, and all signs pointed to another assassination. All the while Trujillo complained that he could not understand his bad publicity abroad.

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