Dominican Republic: Hot Moments in a Dead Heat

On the eve of the June 1 elections, the Dominican Republic came close to losing both its major candidates. Last week Leftist Juan Bosch—who, out of fear of assassination, has left his Santo Domingo home only twice since he returned from exile eight months ago—took to the radio for his daily, tape-recorded, half-hour broadcast, and threatened to withdraw from the campaign unless the government's right-wing military stopped terrorizing pro-Bosch campesinos in the countryside. The next day, Interim President Héctor García-Godoy announced formation of a commission to look into the Bosch charges, then ordered the armed forces to their barracks. "The...

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