Book to watch for

Journalist and political public relations specialist Pedro Caba will soon release his “Memos to Balaguer,” a collection of short political and economic insights on how things work in the DR. Journalist Ana Mitila Lora previews the book for Listin Diario and concludes that there is not much difference between the way late 19th century dictator Ulises Heureaux (Lilis), early 20th century dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, or democratically elected Presidents Joaquin Balaguer, Leonel Fernandez and other Dominican leaders gathered the gossip and information that was essential to their decision making, primarily in political matters. The book will be released on 15 November.