The signs of war are slowly being removed from the bullet scared streets of Santo Domingo.
barricades being removed; soldiers; presidential palace,
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Background: The signs of war are slowly being removed from the bullet scared streets of Santo Domingo. The barbed wire barricades that ringed the rebel quarter of the city were removed yesterday (15 October).
Police also removed all Inter American Peace Force check points thus clearing all limitations to free movement in the capital of the Dominican Republic.'
The tight enclave where the Rebel regime fought with its back to the wall since 24 April, disappeared with the transfer of around 1400 Rebel soldiers to a camp across Ozama River. There.. the Rebel fighting men will await integration into the Dominican Armed Forces.
It is believed that the removal of the barricades and checkpoint and the forthcoming integration of rebel forces into Dominican Army will help dilute the strong anti-American and anti-OAS feeling among the citizenry.