The Crime at Santo Domingo

The Crime at Santo Domingo

This intervention is an act that must be repudiated.—Romulo Betancourt, former president of Venezuela.

No matter how one looks at it—politically, morally, tactically—the American armed intervention in the Dominican Republic cries out for the sharpest condemnation. The poet Robert Lowell had the only suitable moral reaction when he rejected a White House invitation as a way of dissociating himself from those who had launched this criminal act against an innocent people.


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