Rafael Trujillo

President of the Dominican Republic Rafael Trujillo

Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, nicknamed El Jefe (The Chief or The Boss), ruled the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his assassination in 1961. He officially served as president from 1930 to 1938 and again from 1942 to 1952, otherwise ruling as an unelected military strongman.
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Deceased
30 May 1961

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SANTO DOMINGO JOURNAL; A Museum of Repression Aims to Shock the Conscience
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Melba Navarro froze at the image of the man with bulging eyes, his mouth flung open in terror. Or was it pain? He was strapped into an electric chair. ''How horrible was the suffering,'' she said, a replica of the chair -- a simple wooden seat with straps, a little light bulb on the armrest, a wire snaking from
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Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and ticket information: nytimes.com/theater. Previews and Openings 'After.' (previews start on Wednesday; opens on Sept. 21) Following its success last season with Samuel D. Hunter's
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Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and ticket information: nytimes.com/theater. Previews And Openings 'Bogboy' (previews start on Wednesday; opens on Sept. 10) Originally developed as a radio play, this drama of
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(Rachel Saltz) 'En el Tiempo de las Mariposas' Caridad Svich's Spanish-language adaptation (“In the Time of the Butterflies,” in English) of Julia Álvarez's novel about the Mirabal sisters, who opposed the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo and died as
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Duarte como símbolo monetario - 7dias.com.do
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En muchos manuales de historia dominicana se enseña que el dictador Rafael Trujillo Molina pagó la deuda externa dominicana, en otros se destaca el pago de la deuda y la emisión de una moneda propia en el país y en otros se destaca la labor
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La Cofradía Amigos de la Viña celebra la segunda Fiesta de la Vendimia el ... - Diario Córdoba
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Baena Rafael Trujillo, presidente de la Cofradía de Amigos de la Viña y el Vino de Baena, y la alcaldesa de Baena, María Jesús Serrano, han presentado la segunda Fiesta de la Vendimia, que se celebrará el 3 de septiembre en la bodega Jesús Nazareno
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Rinden homenaje a las hermanas Mirabal en la Feria del Libro de Panamá - EFE
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La figura de las hermanas dominicanas Patria, Minerva y María Teresa Mirabal, asesinadas en 1960 por su oposición al dictador Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961), es objeto de actividades y homenajes en la VII Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL),
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The Logic of Chávez's Affair With Qaddafi - Honduras Weekly
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There was Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua, and Augusto Pinochet in Chile. In the 1980s, there were the Contras -- the so-called "freedom fighters" -- in Nicaragua which had to be
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Retos para Leonel en este último año - Hoy Digital (República Dominicana)
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Las dos peores dictaduras de la historia nacional, las de Rafael Trujillo y Ulises Hereaux (Lilís) se extendieron por 31 y 14 años, para un total de 45. La cuasi dictadura de Joaquín Balaguer, agotó 22 años con 6 elecciones casi todas no democráticas y
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Paredes inconstitucionales - El Comercio (Ecuador)
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... Augusto Pinochet, Rafael Trujillo y otros del mismo pelaje, que desangraron sus países, tanto física como económicamente, a favor de los serviles que por medio de la corrupción se enriquecieron en medio de una vorágine de odios e ilegalidades,
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Rafa Trujillo sigue la escalada en Weymouth - EuropaSur
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El linense Rafael Trujillo continúa yendo a más en Weymouth, donde ayer firmó un noveno y un tercero que le permiten ascender un puesto y colocarse sexto en la Regata Preolímpica de la clase Finn. Trujillo supera el ecuador de la competición,
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Rafa Trujillo pasa al ataque en Inglaterra - EuropaSur
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Rafael Trujillo se pone serio. El regatista de La Línea pasó al ataque ayer en la regata preolímpica que se celebra en Weymouth, en las aguas inglesas que acogerán el campo de competición en los próximos Juegos de Londres 2012
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This historical novel tells the story of political dissidents the Mirabal sisters opposing the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. This historical piece tells the saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and the final voyage of
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Theater Listings July 29 — Aug. 4 - New York Times
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(Rachel Saltz) 'En el Tiempo de las Mariposas' Caridad Svich's Spanish-language adaptation (“In the Time of the Butterflies,” in English) of Julia Álvarez's novel about the Mirabal sisters, who opposed the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo and died as
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  • 1961
    On Tuesday, 30 May 1961, Trujillo was shot and killed when his blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air was ambushed on a road outside the Dominican capital.
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    After his assassination in 1961, logging resumed in the Dominican Republic.
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  • 1960
    The Betancourt incident inflamed world opinion against Trujillo. Outraged OAS members voted unanimously to sever diplomatic relations with his government and impose economic sanctions on the Dominican Republic. The brutal murder on Friday, 25 November 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, Patria, María Teresa and Minerva, who opposed Trujillo's dictatorship, further increased discontent with his repressive rule.
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    The assassination attempt, carried out on Friday, 24 June 1960, injured but did not kill the Venezuelan president.
  • 1959
    Trujillo kept Batista until August 1959 as a "virtual prisoner".
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  • 1956
    After 1956, when Trujillo saw that Castro was gaining ground, he started to support Batista with money, planes, equipment, and men.
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  • 1955
    In turn, when Fulgencio Batista was in power, Trujillo initially supported anti-Batista supporters of Carlos Prío Socarrás in Oriente Province in 1955, however weapons Trujillo sent were soon inherited by Fidel Castro's insurgents when Prío allied with Castro.
  • 1952
    In 1952, under pressure from the Organization of American States, he ceded the presidency to his brother, Héctor.
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  • 1944
    Trujillo unsuccessfully tried to assassinate him in a 1944 plot, and then published their correspondence and discredited him.
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  • 1942
    However, in 1942, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt having run for a third term in the United States, Trujillo ran for president again and was elected unopposed.
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  • 1941
    In 1941, Lescot, who had received financial support from Trujillo, succeeded Vincent as President of Haiti.
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  • 1940
    On 24 September 1940, Trujillo and the American Secretary of State Cordell Hull signed the Hull–Trujillo Treaty, whereby the United States relinquished control over the collection and application of customs revenues, and the Dominican Republic committed to deposit consolidated government revenues in a special bank account to guarantee repayment of foreign debt.
    In 1940 an agreement was signed and Trujillo donated of his properties for settlements.
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    Peynado increased the size of the electric "Dios y Trujillo" sign and died on 7 March 1940, with Troncoso serving out the rest of the term.
  • 1938
    Trujillo was eligible to run again in 1938, but, citing the United States example of two presidential terms, he stated: "I voluntarily, and against the wishes of my people, refuse re-election to the high office."
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  • 1937
    Los Dragones won the 1937 Dominican championship at Estadio Trujillo in Ciudad Trujillo.
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    In 1937, Trujillo met Lina Lovatón Pittaluga, an upper-class debutante with whom he had two children, Yolanda in 1939, and Rafael, born on 20 June 1943.
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  • 1935
    He divorced Bienvenida in 1935 and married Martínez.
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  • 1934
    In 1934 Trujillo, who had promoted himself to generalissimo of the army, was up for re-election.
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  • 1933
    In 1933, and again in 1935, Trujillo met the Haitian President Sténio Vincent to settle the border issue.
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  • 1931
    On 16 August 1931, the first anniversary of his inauguration, Trujillo made the Dominican Party the nation's sole legal political party; however, the country had effectively become a one-party state with Trujillo's swearing-in.
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  • 1930
    Trujillo was sworn in on 16 June 1930, and immediately assumed dictatorial powers.
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    He served as president from 1930 to 1938 and again from 1942 to 1952, ruling for the rest of the time as an unelected military strongman under figurehead presidents.
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  • 1927
    On 30 March 1927, Trujillo married Bienvenida Ricardo Martínez, a girl from Monte Cristi and the daughter of Buenaventura Ricardo Heureaux.
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  • 1918
    Trujillo joined the National Guard in 1918 and trained with the U.S. Marines. Seeing opportunity, Trujillo impressed the recruiters and won promotion from lieutenant to general and commander-in chief of the Army in only nine years. A rebellion (or coup d'état) against President Horacio Vásquez broke out in February 1930 in Santiago.
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  • 1913
    Trujillo was married three times and kept other women as mistresses. On 13 August 1913, Trujillo married Aminta Ledesma Lachapelle.
  • 1897
    In 1897, at age six, Trujillo was registered in the school of Juan Hilario Meriño.
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  • 1891
    Born on October 24, 1891.
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