Rafael Trujillo. The Dominican Dictator and His Era of Tyranny. The Beginning of the End. In 1916 the United States occupied the Dominican Republic in an attempt to establish a stable democracy. In the process, the U.S set up a Dominican National Guard and trained Dominican soldiers.
The Dominican Dictator and His Era of Tyranny
In memory of the murder of the Mirabal sisters, November 25 is now the official international day for the elimination of violence against women.