Talk:Rafael Trujillo

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Enviromental policy?[edit]

Jared Diamond's book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed states that Trujillo was responsible for supporting sustainable management of the Dominican Republic's forests, which eventually contributed to the Republic's comparative wealth and stability, as opposed to Haiti which eventually suffered collapse due to mismanagement of it's own natural resources. Although the book doesn't go into details about why, it says that Trujillo was deeply passionate about conservation, and he believed that all the forests in the Dominican Republic should be protected. Should not something about this be in the article? what other information about his enviromental ideas are there? --Krsont 20:20, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

You are confusing Trujillo with the later Joaquín Balaguer.
Actually it is Trujillo, added a snippet -- Esemono (talk) 09:55, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Use of "Dictator" in Wikipedia[edit]

Please see here for debate, thanks. Tazmaniacs 15:40, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

homosexual[edit]

That not true. Trujillo was not homosexual. -- 98.211.228.44 00:56, 22 June 2009

Article clearly states a reference that he was not gay. -- Esemono (talk) 01:14, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
It's a purely unnecessary entry with an unencyclopedic quality to it. It's like saying that it's alleged that Trujillo was a diabetic, but his doctors said it wasn't true. If you need to get the subject matter into the article you can always add that Trujillo claimed that his Venezuelan nemesis, Rómulo Betancourt, was a maricon. There are sources that support that Trujillo said that. But personally I would object to that entry for the same reasons. Dr. Dan (talk) 04:31, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

May 30 1961[edit]

The article states that the day of Trujillo's assassination is celebrated as a National Holiday. This seems a little dubiuous. Can this be substantiated with anything other than a "reference" from Find a Grave? Otherwise it should probably be deleted. Dr. Dan (talk) 00:20, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Bias?[edit]

Is it just me, or does this article seem very bias? It does not discuss how Trujillo helped to make the DR into an industrialized nation. This article makes him out to be a bloodthirsty dictator, while that may be true, it should also discuss how he helped better the DR. 71.180.135.210 (talk) 19:56, 6 August 2009 (UTC

Right like Hitler pulled Germany out of a massive depression... Sigh. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 214.13.130.104 (talk) 07:45, 3 November 2009 (UTC)


He was a very crazy dictator but he did stabilize the the country. Case in point is are the amounts of time previous presidents would last, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_Dominican_Republic . Note that the normal term is supposed to be 4 years. This article has nothing to do with Hitler, though Trujillo did declare war against him. 190.0.81.221 (talk) 21:11, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Rise to power[edit]

In my opinion, I think this section needs to be expanded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.171.138.221 (talk) 18:17, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Trujillo is immortal?[edit]

Didn't this guy, like, die or something?

because this article doesn't mention how that happened

might be noteworthy Товарищ (talk) 00:26, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

I agree. His assassination is briefly mentioned, but there really should be more information here. When, where, how, etc. Bazonka (talk) 15:07, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes, a glaring omission. I've added one sentence (with a reference) that someone with a better knowledge of the country's history could probably expand on. At least one of the assassins, Antonio Imbert Barrera, is still alive and has his own Wikipedia page. Muzilon (talk) 14:26, 12 November 2011 (UTC)