News and Analysis: Dominican Republic
El 12 de junio comenzó una oleada de protestas en la ciudad de Salcedo en La República Dominicana. El pueblo de Salcedo se lanzó a las calles por el asesinato de un pelotero, Héctor Ramón Medina López.
Another leader of the Dominican Popular Movement, Braulio Vargas, of Navarrete, was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison. Vargas is the most recent victim of a 55-year campaign of repression by the state to destroy the MPD.
Workers organized a general strike on July 14 in the northeast corner of the Dominican Republic to force the government to finish public works projects in the area. Protests against rolling blackouts on July 17 in the poor neighborhood of Capotillo in the capital of Santo Domingo were met with police violence.
On April 28, 1965, 42,000 U.S. troops poured into the Dominican Republic to put down the beginnings of a democratic revolution. The invasion and repression that followed still shape the Dominican struggle for sovereignty.