The hot winds of war scudded across the Caribbean last week. For the most part, it was a shouting war, between the Dominican Republic and Cuba. It was, in a way, a shooting war too, as Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo sent a 350-man force into the hills around the Dominican Republic town of Constanza to hunt down 20-odd survivors of a Cuba-based airborne rebellion (TIME, July 6). At the same time, Trujillo readied his guns—and bought new ones—to fight off a new invasion he said was headed his way from Cuba and Venezuela.

Gunrunners. There were arms aplenty available for...

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