• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF DOMINICANS, MAINLY EX-SERVICEMEN, GATHERED OUTSIDE THE 15-YEAR-OLD NATIONAL PALACE IN SANTO DOMINGO JAN 4 DEMANDING THAT THE NEW REGIME - A SEVEN-MAN STATE COUNCIL HEADED BY PRESIDENT BALAGUER - SHOULD SUPPLY THEM WITH EMPLOYMENT, BACK PAY, AND ANYTHING, FROM TAXI-CABS TO PORTABLE VENDING STALLS, THAT WOULD HELP THEM TO EARN A LIVING.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF DOMINICANS, MAINLY EX-SERVICEMEN, GATHERED OUTSIDE THE 15-YEAR-OLD NATIONAL PALACE IN SANTO DOMINGO JAN 4 DEMANDING THAT THE NEW REGIME - A SEVEN-MAN STATE COUNCIL HEADED BY PRESIDENT BALAGUER - SHOULD SUPPLY THEM WITH EMPLOYMENT, BACK PAY, AND ANYTHING, FROM TAXI-CABS TO PORTABLE VENDING STALLS, THAT WOULD HELP THEM TO EARN A LIVING.

    THE EX-SOLDIERS WERE COMPLAINING THAT, UNDER THE TRUJILLO DICTATORSHIP, MONEY DEDUCTED FROM THEIR PAY AS A CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR ARMY PENSION WAS NOT RETURNED TO THEM WHEN THEY WERE DISCHARGED. SOME HAD COMPLETED AS MUCH AS SIX YEARS SERVICE.

    INSIDE THE PALACE, A DR MARIA ESTELA SOLIZ BAEZ IS SEEN PRESENTING HER COMPLAINT THAT LANDS BELONGING TO HER FAMILY HAD BEEN ILLEGALLY EXPROPRIATED BY THE TRUJILLO GOVERNMENT.

    INAUGURATION OF THE NEW COUNCIL OF STATE JAN 1 MARKED THE END OF THE DICTATORSHIP ESTABLISHED THREE DECADES AGO BY GENERALISSIMO RAFAEL LEONIDAS TRUJILLO MOLIANA AND THE PERIOD OF UNREST THAT FOLLOWED HIS ASSASSINATION ON MAY 30 1961.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQPPAIW2IJVCX6SR4KM53NIPW
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQPPAIW2IJVCX6SR4KM53NIPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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