DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Bishops' Warning

Full in the act of stamping out a threatened uprising by some 2,000 business and professional men and women, Dominican Republic Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo last week got an ominous warning from the Roman Catholic Church. It came in a pastoral letter like those the church directed against Argentina's Juan Peron, Venezuela's Marcos Perez Jimenez and Colombia's Gustavo Rojas Pinilla just before their downfalls. Signed by all six bishops of the Dominican Republic, the letter was a politely furious response to the imprisonment of 2,000 leading citizens packed off to La Victoria...

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