Dominican Republic: The Comeback

One year ago last week Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo was waylaid and slain. It took another six months for his son Ramfis to be sent packing. In the void left by 31 years of Trujillo family tyranny, few cheers greeted the seven-man Council of State that took power in the Dominican Republic last January. Its President, Rafael Bonnelly, a 57-year-old lawyer, had once been an errand boy for Trujillo. The other members include a truckline operator, two heart doctors, a businessman, a Roman Catholic priest—and one of the triggermen who killed Trujillo. The news out of the Dominican Republic last...

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