Dominican Republic: End of the Dictator

"I heard machine-gun fire right behind us," said Dominican Republic Army Captain Zacarias de la Cruz from a hospital bed last week. "The rear window was shattered. The bullets had wounded Generalissimo Trujillo. We carried three machine guns in the car at all times, but the generalissimo had no chance to use any of them because he was too badly wounded. As soon as I stopped the car. the generalissimo jumped out, firing his revolver. Blood was spurting from his back. Seven men with machine guns and pistols piled out of the...

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