December 12, 2009

Chapter 28: Pawley, Smathers and Trujillo

Pawley sells his investments in the Dominican Republic and holds a press conference with Senator George Smathers expressing support for Trujillo’s move toward democracy – to keep another communist regime from forming in the Caribbean. In November of 1960, President Eisenhower asks Pawley to see if he could convince Trujillo to step down.