Ramfis Trujillo
Dominican Republic general
Ramfis Trujillo
Lieutenant General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Martínez, better known as Ramfis Trujillo, was the son of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina and María Martínez. Like his close friend (and for a time brother-in-law) Porfirio Rubirosa, he was regarded by most as a reckless and spoiled playboy, though he is also remembered for his ruthlessness and cruelty. He took control of the Dominican Republic on 30 May 1961, after his father was assassinated.
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“Mi abuelo no fue un monstruo” proclama nieto de Trujillo - Periódico Primicias
Google News - over 5 years
_ “Mi abuelo no fue un monstruo y la familia Trujillo no tiene que pedirle perdón al pueblo dominicano”, afirmó en entrevista ayer con el New York Times, Ramfis Trujillo Domínguez, nieto del sátrapa Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina (Chapita) y que para
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Gobierno destina RD10 MM remozamiento parroquia construyó Trujillo en SC - El Nuevo Diario (República Dominicana)
Google News - over 5 years
Al referirse al mausoleo construido por orden del tirano Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, donde su cuerpo permaneció por tres meses tras ser ajusticiado, y luego por orden de su hijo Ramfis Trujillo trasladado a España, dijo que el lugar histórico está
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La vida social en la Era giraba en torno a los Trujillo - Hoy Digital (República Dominicana)
Google News - over 5 years
... que era el Roof Garden (el jardín de azotea), (donde regularmente se realizaban las actividades) a estas celebraciones solían asistir Angelita y Ramfis Trujillo, Rhadamés aún era muy pequeño para los años 1943 -1944”, dijo Matos Berrido a Rostros
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Refutando a Gómez Bergés - Listín Diario
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Fue más lejos, desde Costa Rica esbozó que era posible arribar a un proceso democrático con la presencia de Ramfis Trujillo en el país. Esta primera opción del 'trujillismo sin Trujillo' -que tuvo tres versiones- contó inicialmente con el apoyo de
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The DR for Cubans: Fatal Attraction? - Havana Times
Google News - over 5 years
He was the leader's personal secretary and the private tutor of his intractable first-born, Ramfis Trujillo. Beyond his formal duties he was involved in all the seamy quarrels of the era and was part of the power hungry clan led by the dictator's wife
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¿Atracción fatal? - CUBAENCUENTRO.com
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Se trata de un gallego exiliado, líder de segundo rango del Partido Socialista Obrero Español, quien en República Dominicana se puso al servicio de Trujillo, fue su secretario particular y preceptor del intratable primogénito Ramfis Trujillo
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ART; A Dictator Of Politics But Not the Imagination
NYTimes - about 17 years
IN This House Trujillo Is Chief!'' a series of 15 related paintings and works on paper by Freddy Rodriguez, does not, at least on the surface, look like a show of political art. The colors are garish and redolent of the Caribbean, and a viewer is seduced more than he is lectured to. But the political content is stronger and more moving because Mr.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ramfis Trujillo
    THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 39
    He died on 27 December 1969, in Spain, from pneumonia, in a hospital after being severely injured in a car accident, a fate similar to Rubirosa's, 11 days earlier in the outskirts of Madrid.
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  • 1966
    Age 36
    Trujillo was driving at the time of the accident a Ferrari 330GT sports car (s/n 9151), a blue 2-door purchased in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details The car has sat unrestored in Spain since 1969 and finally was offered for sale in early 2013 for £50,000. Ramfis Trujillo's children and grandchildren are still alive, some of them living in Spain.
  • 1962
    Age 32
    In 1962, he settled down in Spain where he was protected by Generalisimo Francisco Franco.
    More Details Hide Details There he continued with his jet-set lifestyle, which included flying planes as a hobby (also one of the passions of Rubirosa).
  • 1961
    Age 31
    Both internal and external pressures forced him into exile late in 1961, when he fled back to France, along with all of the surviving Trujillos, aboard the famed yacht Angelita (still sailing today as the cruise ship Sea Cloud), with his father's casket, which was allegedly lined with $4 million in cash, jewels and important papers.
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    On 30 May 1961, his father was assassinated in a plot to end the 31-year-long dictatorial regime.
    More Details Hide Details He quickly returned to the country and with the help of Johnny Abbes García, the ruthless intelligence chief, brutally repressed any elements believed to be connected with his father's death, murdering many of the suspects himself. However, soon afterward, he and puppet president Joaquín Balaguer took some steps to open up the regime. Ramfis eased his father's harsh censorship of the press, and also granted some civil liberties. While these were rejected as insufficient by a people who had memories only of the Trujillo era and the decades of poverty and instability which had preceded it (for example: 1902 - 1905 bankruptcy, 1911 Civil War, 1914 political deadlock and threat of U.S. invasion, 1916 - 1922 U.S. occupation). even these meager reforms were opposed by the hardliners gathered around Ramfis' uncles.
    He took control of the Dominican Republic on 30 May 1961, after his father was assassinated.
    More Details Hide Details Though Ramfis’s paternity was legitimately recognized by his father, it was rumored at the time that La Españolita ("the little Spaniard"), as María de los Ángeles Martínez Alba was affectionately called before she met Trujillo (because both of her parents were from Spain) conceived Ramfis with a Cuban man named Rafael Dominici, who then disappeared (some say killed). The story goes that Dominici was María Martínez’s lover before she met Trujillo, thus explaining why Ramfis’ physical features are more Caucasian than Trujillo’s who was of part African descent from his grandmother’s side. Some others say that the Cuban man was her first husband. Jesús Galíndez in his famous book La Era de Trujillo testifies to the following:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Age 5
    In 1935 Trujillo married the mother of "Ramfis", Maria Martinez Alba, and (he) became legitimized."
    More Details Hide Details By the age 14, his father had made him a colonel, with equivalent pay and privileges. Some say he received this appointment aged just four and that he had become a brigadier general by the age of nine. In the early 1950s, he married his first wife, Octavia Ricart, they had six children. In the mid-1950s, he was sent to study at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. While there, and with Rubirosa as his liaison, Ramfis skipped class and took off for Hollywood, eventually embarking on an affair with actress Kim Novak. Ramfis became notorious for buying luxury cars, mink coats, and jewelry for beautiful girls during his stay. Ramfis's flashy gift-giving made the national news and members of the United States Congress were openly questioned by the press about what real use was being made of foreign aid given to the Dominican Republic. At one point a bumper sticker began appearing on the cars of girls in Los Angeles that read: "THIS CAR WAS NOT A GIFT FROM RAMFIS TRUJILLO".
  • 1929
    Born
    "Ramfis", Rafael L. Trujillo Molina, Jr., the oldest son of Trujillo, was born in 1929 when his mother was married to a Cuban, who rejected him as his son.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, Trujillo recognized him as his own. While still an illegitimate child by an adulterous union and with his father still married to his second wife,.
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