Trujillo doesn't get enough credit for that. He paid off all the national debt.It should be noted that before the current Dominican Peso was created by Trujillo in the 1940's, the legal currency was the US Dollar. After Trujillo paid off the national debt, he created the Dominican Peso along with other things such as the Central Bank and BanReservas. The DR has been one of the few countries in the world to pay its foreign debt. Oh well, DR is back to being mediocre again owning money to everybody (a debt that will never be paid back, mind you).