Dominican Republic: Unheroic Return

In Santo Domingo his supporters were chanting "Juan Bó! Juan Bó! El Presidente!" and making eager preparations for their leader's return, two years to the day after his overthrow and exile by the Dominican military. Yet in San Juan, 250 miles across the Mona Passage, Juan Bosch, 56, the deposed President and the man in whose name the bloody Dominican civil war was launched last April, could hardly look or act less like a returning hero.

Slumped in a chair on his patio, Bosch stared dully at the rain cascading from the roof of his suburban home. He insisted he...

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