Dominican Republic: Dead Rebels in the Hills

For weeks, bands of Castroite guerrillas have been roaming the Dominican hills, waging a hit-and-run war against the three-man junta that rules the Caribbean island nation. The guerrillas call themselves the 14th of June Movement (in imitation of Castro's 26th of July group), and estimates of their strength run to 250 men. While they pose no immediate threat to the government, their nuisance bombs and countryside ambushes make everybody nervous.

Last week the Dominican armed forces claimed an important victory over the rebels and announced the death of the Castroites' leader. After...

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