DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Thin & Pinched

The colony of embittered Dominican Republic exiles who cluster around the newsstands in Puerto Rico to snap up exported copies of their home-town newspaper, El Caribe, took fresh heart last week. The 92 pictures of Dominican Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, published on the occasion of his 68th birthday, showed an unsmiling man grey and haggard with age. Trujillo has lost 20 lbs. lately—whether intentionally or not is his own secret. In his 29th year as boss, the dictator has had to cut back on his old candle-burning office schedule at a time...

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