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    Default Trujillo Death and funeral, May 1961.

    Always heard Trujillo was one of the most hatred president of DR but watching in this documentary all those women crying for the lost of a leader the day of his funeral I have changed my mind.

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    I was born just a couple months before of his death.

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    He was like a father to the people. An overbearing, tyrannical father to some, a loving, all powerful father to others. People cried when Stalin and Mao died as well.

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    what's with the sunglasses worn in church?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachata View Post
    Always heard Trujillo was one of the most hatred president of DR but watching in this documentary all those women crying for the lost of a leader the day of his funeral I have changed my mind.

    Enjoy.



    I was born just a couple months before of his death.

    JJ
    I had the exact same thoughts when I saw this video too

    https://youtu.be/mSLJYbhXCkE?t=39s

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    hated dictator? i don't think so. his killers became wanted criminals and were hunted down. imbert barreras was the only one who survived. trujillo was buried with all the honours too. i think that many people loved him. and who knows, if ramfis could manage to keep the control of the country trujillo would have been called a hero even today. hell, if you read comments in dominican media you will see many people who want mano dura to be back.

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    The best thing about Trujillo was that he stole the money hand over fist, and by the time he died, he owned a lot of the country. He built roads and paved streets to get his beer to market, and he build electrical plants to keep his beer cold.
    This is a contrast with the typical Haitian presidents, who kept their money in French and Swiss banks and built hardly anything, and when the people got tired of them, they migrated to France or Switzerland. where they could pretend to be French or Swiss.

    Everyone enjoys a mano dura when applied to those people he does not like.

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    Bachata, the innocent poster, and XO, the professor, are wrong this time: Trujillo was a tyrant and kept his $$$ in Swiss banks. And yes, some folks cried when he got killed. They cried in North Korea, too, when Dear Leader gave up the ghost.

    Too bad there's no hell.

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    Of course Trujillo was an odious, venial tyrant. And I did not say that Trujillo did not deserve to go to Hell. However, he DID build a lot of industries and the infrastructure needed to help them prosper, rather than follow th4 typical Haitian model, which was to keep ALL the money in Swiss banks.
    Many people love authority and worship the national leader no matter what a prˇck he may have been. There were those that even mourned Joseph Mobutu and Pol Pot.

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    No, but you did say Trujillo didn't place his stolen money in Swiss banks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    Ramfis was one strange looking dude.
    it's the asschin.

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