Dominican Republic: Waiting for Godoy


A weary Ellsworth Bunker, U.S. member of the OAS peace team in Santo Domingo, settled back in his not-so-easy chair. "This is a frustrating business," he said. "Some of these people are so difficult. They care more about their own political futures than about the good of the country." If that appraisal seemed harsh, it was at least understandable as tantalizing hope for settlement continued to alternate with delays at the conference table and petty provocations in the street.

Gunboat Diplomacy. The week started off brightly. General Antonio Imbert Barreras, leader...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!