Dominican Republic: End of an Experiment

In Santo Domingo's presidential palace one day last week, a new government was sworn into office while sev eral dozen military officers looked on approvingly. On the floor above, locked in his quarters was the Dominican Republic's elected President, Juan Bosch, 54. Thus, in another of the military coups that afflict Latin America, ended the small Caribbean country's first experiment with democracy in 38 years.

President Bosch had entered office last February amid emotional hopes. A left-of-center intellectual and a longtime enemy of the brutal Trujillo dictatorship, he announced sweeping plans for...

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