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One of the most bloody dictatorships ended 55 years ago

Santo Domingo.- Today marks 55 years since the execution-style assassination of Rafael Trujillo, one of the continent’s bloodiest dictators, who ruled with an iron fist, and whose persecution of the Dominican family brought grief during 31 years.

On the night of May 30, 1961, a group of Dominicans carried out the plot which brought an end to an era of tragedy in which society lived under terror of seeing of its sons and daughters fall under the despot’s violent intolerance.

The executioners-turned-heroes: Antonio Imbert Barrera, the only one still living; Antonio de la Maza; Salvador Estrella Sadhalá; Luis Manuel Cáceres; Huascar Tejeda; Amado García Guerrero; Luis Amiama Tió, the only one to survive, along with Imbert Barrera, the regime’s deadly manhunt unleashed against the conspirators after May 30.

Source: DT

May 30, 2016

Category: DR News |

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