• Short Summary

    A CANDIDATE ACCUSED OF BEING A COMMUNIST - A CHARGE LATER RETRACTED - APPEARS TO HAVE WON THE PRESIDENCY OF THE DOMINCAN REPUBLIC.

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    A CANDIDATE ACCUSED OF BEING A COMMUNIST - A CHARGE LATER RETRACTED - APPEARS TO HAVE WON THE PRESIDENCY OF THE DOMINCAN REPUBLIC.

    IN THE FIRST FREE ELECTIONS IN THAT CARIBBEAN ISLAND COUNTRY IN 38 YEARS, JUAN BOSCH HAS TAKEN A STRONG LEAD OVER HIS NEAREST RIVAL, DR. VIRIATO FIALLO.

    IN EARLY RETURNS OF THE BALLOTING, FIALLO LED. BOSCH CHARGED A "TECHNICAL FRAUD" COST HIM 200,00 VOTES. LATER, BOSCH SURGED INTO THE LEAD AND APPEARED TO HAVE WON.

    BOSCH WAS ACCUSED BY A CATHOLIC PRIEST OF BEING A COMMUNIST. BUT THE PRIEST LATER RETRACTED THE CHARGE AFTER A DEBATE BETWEEN BOTH MEN.

    BOSCH TERMS HIMSELF A LEFT OF CENTER LIBERAL. FIALLO IS A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD CONSERVATIVE. THREE OTHER CANDIDATES ARE OUT OF THE RUNNING.

    THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WAS UNDER THE HEAVY-HANDED RULE OF THE DICTATORIAL TRUJILLO FAMILY FOR 30 YEARS. THE TRUJILLOS WERE OUSTED FINALLY AFTER RAFAEL TRUJILLO WAS ASSASSINATED. HIS BROTHER AND SON TRIED TO CONTINUE RULING THE COUNTRY, BUT THEY, TOO WERE FINALLY OUSTED. BUT ONLY AFTER THEY HAD OPPRESSED AND PLUNDERED THE COUNTRY FOR A GENERATION. WHEN THEY FINALLY LEFT, THE TRUJILLOS HAD BEEN SHORN OF THEIR POWER, BUT THEIR WEALTH, BELIEVED CAREFULLY HIDDEN AND SCATTERED IN REPOSITORIES AROUND THE WORLD, WILL KEEP THEM AND THEIR OFFSPRING COMFORTABLE FOR GENERATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BBB2AIU4CNP6CI0U8CBI5EMU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BBB2AIU4CNP6CI0U8CBI5EMU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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