THE AMERICAS: Cutting Trujillo Out

In punishing Fidel Castro by canceling the rest of Cuba's 1960 U.S. sugar quota, the U.S. at first seemed in the embarrassing position of giving a windfall to Dominican Republic Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. Under the law, Cuba's canceled quota was to be split among other traditional foreign suppliers to the U.S. Trujillo's normal 111,157-ton share of the U.S. market promised to grow by more than 200%, giving an extra $29 million to the Dominican sugar industry, which Trujillo virtually owns. Last week the U.S. found a way to cancel Trujillo's bonanza....

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