The Hemisphere: Who, Me?

Vice President Richard Nixon's espousal of a policy of calculated coolness toward Latin American strongmen got a warm and friendly reading even in the Dominican Republic, where Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo runs the oldest (28 years) and tightest dictatorship in the non-Communist world. Keeping its usual firm hammerlock on reality, the government radio station in Ciudad Trujillo, La Voz Dominicana, explained: "We are not certain, but it seems logical that Nixon was alluding to the pathetic case of Puerto Rico, and to the dictatorship exerted over that unfortunate island by Governor Luis Muñoz Marin."

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