Dominican Republic under Trujilio
By: Gabriel Boccalandro
Rise to power
Events during Trujilio's rule
-The city of Santo Domingo was also renamed Ciudad Trujillo (Trujillo City)
- Instituted widespread network of spies that was used to censor the press and to threaten, expel, torture or kill dissenters in orchestrated accidents or “suicides.”
-In October 1937 Trujilio ordered the massacre of an estimated 20,000 Haitians In an attempt to "whiten" the race. Punishment for the genocie amounted to an agreement in which a minuscule US$525,000 was paid to the Haitian government.
Connection to Story
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"Dominican Republic - THE ERA OF TRUJILLO." Country Studies. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <http://countrystudies.us/dominican-republic/11.htm>.
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Mtholyoke. Mtholyoke, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 1929. <https://www.mtholyoke.edu/~eliswong/tr
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Forrest, Dave; "Rafael Trujillo, The Dominican Dictator", <http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/classes/social_science/latin_america/dominican_Republic.html>