Dominican Republic: Back in the Family

After 16 months of lonely quarantine, the Dominican Republic last week was welcomed back into the hemisphere's family of nations. Meeting in its marbled Washington headquarters, the Organization of American States voted 20 to 0 (Cuba abstaining) to lift the diplomatic boycott and partial trade embargo applied to late Dictator Rafael Trujillo's Caribbean fief.

Originally imposed as punishment for Trujillo's attempt to assassinate Venezuela's President Rómulo Betancourt. the sanctions were retained after the dictator's own assassination—as a warning to his successors against a new dictatorship. But after months of cliff-hanging crisis, the troubled country...

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