Opposition to Trujillo's Regime

By Kaylee Geiser

Background

  • Some of Trujillo's beliefs were controversial
  • Many people adopted as their own because of fear
  • Used fear to instill power and maintain superiority

"He who does not know how to deceive does not know how to rule."

Suspicious Activity

  • Killed, imprisoned, and tortured anyone he viewed as even the slightest of threats
  • Many people mysteriously disappeared or were in "accidents"
  • Only very few number of Jews allowed in Dominican Republic
Butterflies - The Mirabal Sisters

Opposition

  • Dominicans were beginning to revolt
  • Foreign pressure to relax rule
  • Losing military support
  • CIA plotting to overthrow him if necessary

Works Cited

"Contemporary Dominican Republic: Women & Reform, Revolution and Counterrevolution."Contemporary Dominican Republic: Women & Reform, Revolution and Counterrevolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2013.

"Dominican Activists Challenge Rafael Trujillo's Dictatorship (Fourteenth of June Movement), 1959-1960." Global Nonviolent Action Database. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2013.

"Rafael Trujillo Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2013.