• Short Summary

    Generalissimo Trujillo - military dictator of the Dominican Republic since his coup d'etat in 1930 - drove fifty miles east of Ciudad Trujillo, the capital, to San Pedro de Macoris, Sept 11, to attend a big pro-Trujillo rally, and to denounce the Organization of American States for its recent censure, which was followed by the severance of political relations diplomatic relations between Dominica and other Latin American countries.

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    Generalissimo Trujillo - military dictator of the Dominican Republic since his coup d'etat in 1930 - drove fifty miles east of Ciudad Trujillo, the capital, to San Pedro de Macoris, Sept 11, to attend a big pro-Trujillo rally, and to denounce the Organization of American States for its recent censure, which was followed by the severance of political relations diplomatic relations between Dominica and other Latin American countries.

    About 10,000 people were in the Oriental Stadium, one of the three big baseball parks Trujillo has built. The Generalissimo himself arrived in a big Cadillac, and was greeted with great enthusiasm. Many placards praised him; surprisingly few denounced the OAS.

    Ladies of the town presented a bouquet, and then came the main event of the 75-minute rally, a parade of 1,000 horsemen. One woman tried to break through a police cordon and was arrested.

    Early in August this year, Trujillo's brother, General Hector Trujillo, resigned as Dominica's President. He succeeded the Generalissimo in this office in 1952.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4H7KDQCIX1QRVAAHA2L9WW942
    Media URN:
    VLVA4H7KDQCIX1QRVAAHA2L9WW942
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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