DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Presidential Wedding

In high Dominican society, one of the most enduring institutions has been the 22-year engagement of Hector Trujillo, 51, and Alma McLaughlin, 38. Both come from top families: he is the youngest brother of Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo and nominal President of the country; she is the daughter of onetime U.S. Marine Sergeant Charles McLaughlin, who stayed on after the 1916-24 occupation to become a colonel in Trujillo's army and president of the Dominican Airline. Last week, before 1,600 guests in white ties and formal gowns, in a wedding party that included...

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