Tyrant’s execution a Freedom Day for Dominicans
Santo Domingo.-Precisely on a Tuesday, but in May 1961, the assassination of the dictator Rafael Trujillo ended the Dominican Republic’s darkest and tortuous era, and is known as Freedom Day.
This feat 56 years ago successfully ended Latin America’s bloodiest tyrannies which lasted more than three decades.
The executioners included Antonio de la Maza, Antonio Imbert Barrera, Salvador Estrella Sadhalá, Amado García Guerrero, Pedro Livio Cedeño, Huáscar Tejeda Pimentel and Roberto Pastoriza Neret.
The group blocked Trujillo’s car as the dictator was heading to his native city of San Cristóbal.