THE AMERICAS: Caribbean Dilemma

The Dominican dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo poses an unhappy dilemma for the U.S. and the responsible democracies of Latin America. Nobody wants to support Trujillo's tyranny—but inter-American treaties promise him joint aid in the event of outside aggression. Everybody would like to see the Dominican Republic turned into a working democracy—but the anti-Trujillo bands that stormed the Dominican Republic last month were led by Communist-liners, offering the prospect of chaos rather than freedom. Battling out the dilemma in tense sessions at the Organization of American States in Washington last week, the OAS member countries 1) served rude notice on...

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