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Dominican Republic: Ex-president Joaquin Balaguer Dies; Caudillo Era Comes To An End

LADB Article ID: 053024
Category/Department: General
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2002
By: Justin Delacourt

Joaquin Balaguer, former president of the Dominican Republic, died July 14 of cardiac arrest at the age of 95. Balaguer was an ally of former dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (1930-1961) and was elected president six times after Trujillo's assa...

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