DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Distasteful Dictator

As he gets older, Dominican Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo has not got any more adroit in his rough ways. His misdeeds have only become more conspicuous. Last week Trujillo angrily demanded the removal of a U.S. embassy officer for "conveying certain material derogatory to the Dominican Republic to a British newspaperman." The U.S., as a sign of Washington's distaste for Trujillo, seized the occasion to recall Ambassador Joseph Farland for an indefinite time. And as separate evidences of their displeasure with the dictator's methods, Colombia and Peru last week severed diplomatic relations with the Dominican Republic.

The increasing international disgust at...

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