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Fiesta del Chivo: 53 years since Trujillo killed

Today, Friday 30 May is the 53rd anniversary of the killing of dictator Rafael Trujillo. At times, according to Listin Diario, the date is called the Day of Democracy or the Day of Freedom for the Dominican people. The fact is that Trujillo governed for 31 years with an iron and bloody fist. The assassination of the man called the Benefactor of the New Fatherland was a complex conspiracy involving an action team and military and political elements as well. Antonio de la Maza, Antonio Imbert Barrera, Salvador Estrella Sadhala, Amado Garcia Guerrero, Pedro Livio Cedeno, Huascar Tejeda Pimentel and Roberto Pastoriza Neret composed the action team that finally, after three failed attempts to ambush the dictator, were able to carry out the heroic deed on the night of 30 May 1961. According to reports, the coup de grace was fired by De la Maza who said: “That hawk has killed his last chick”.

Source: DR1

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