THE AMERICAS: The Hat Passer

Still among the missing last week was Jesús de Galindez, the Columbia University lecturer who disappeared without a trace in Manhattan one night last March (TIME, April 2). Missing, too, was any solid evidence to fortify the widely publicized charge that the Dominican Republic's long-armed Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo had Galindez rubbed out for writing a devastating (but still unpublished) 750-page Ph.D. dissertation entitled The Era of Trujillo. And seemingly missing, according to stories printed by the New York Herald Tribune, was about $500,000 that Galindez had collected as the...

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