DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dream's End

Recurrent dream of many a homeless European and most refugee relief organizations is of pioneering colonies in the New World where refugees may live off the land, build themselves self-supporting communities. So far the only place this dream has come even close to reality is the Dominican Republic, whose boss, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, offers land and conditional citizenship to sponsored immigrants. There nine refugee settlements have been set up, eight for Spanish Republicans, one (mostly) for German Jews. But last week, looking the colonies over, reporters found the realities none too...

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