THE AMERICAS: Convicted & Sentenced

Assembled in the clear, democratic air of San Jose, Costa Rica, the hemisphere foreign ministers last week quickly convicted Dominican Repnblic Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo of collusion in the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Romulo Betancourt on June 24. The proof (TIME, July 18), gathered by an Organization of American States investigating committee, might have been vulnerable to questions from a tough defense lawyer, but after 30 years of Trujillo's tyranny, no one was in a mood to demand full evidence.

Remodeled Mandate. After convicting Trujillo, most of the delegates backed...

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