DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Invaders

The secret was there for anyone who would listen. Around the little Hotel San Luis on Havana's Belascoáin Street, the talk was loud & long about "going to Santo Domingo to fight Trujillo." Mostly the talkers were young Cubans out for adventure and a chance to strike at dictatorship. Some may have been Communists; some were Communism's most ardent enemies. But there were also Dominicans. For weeks Dominican exiles had been trickling into Havana, by plane and boat from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Guatemala. Something was up, and that something was a filibuster in the romantic Caribbean's best...

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