Dominican Republic: Struggling Forward


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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