Local September 25, 2014 | 9:35 am

After 1963 coupe, conservative views behind it ‘still persist’

Santo Domingo.- On September 25, 1963, 51 years ago, a military coup backed by Washington and the Catholic Church toppled then president, the late Juan Bosch .

Newspapers reported that Bosch was overthrown by military leaders who set up a temporary command, but then said that a three-person “triumvirate” would assume power, as rebuke by student groups exploded.

Unfortunately the tragedy inflicted on Dominicans 51 years ago is far from over, says historian Juan Daniel Balcácer.

“Some sectors formed by people of a conservative cosmo-vision of society and who’ve been losing ground in the political arena, still persist.”

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