Dominican Republic: Struggling Forward

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Convinced that President Juan Bosch was veering too far left, Dominican Republic military leaders turned him out last September. In his place, they set up what they considered a reliably docile civilian triumvirate too weak to do any harm—or any good. But when the junta went through its inevitable first shake-up last December, out went one of its members and in stepped Donald Reid Cabral, 40, a Santo Domingo auto dealer and the frail (5 ft. 6 in., 132 Ibs.) but strong-willed son of a Scots banker. Since then, Reid has...

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