Talk:Rafael Trujillo/Archive 1

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NOT adolf Hitler

Trujillo's father was NOT adolf Hitler, whom was two years old when Trujillo was born. Shame on those who wrote this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

sinister article

A very sinister article. It is full of loaded words for a start. Not that I thought very highly of the subject before reading the article...

I have to agree with the comment below. This article is extremely poorly written and worse, it covers a major figure in 20th century history. If a professor of Caribbean Studies could please intervene here, it would be most appreciated.

Wikipedia is a joke! This whole article is fraught with errors and lack of authoritative sources.

Wikipedia does have some great information on a range of subjects, however this stands as a terrible example of what can slip through the cracks. Trujillo was an iconic figure often referenced in studies of 20th Century Latin-American history, it would be a shame if someone who really didnt have any other sources had to use this crap to write an essay for elementary world history or something. I think many people on here waste too much time arguing about whether there should be an article on Brian Peppers rather than making articles readable. -- 00:11, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Downfall and Assassination

When he was killed, he was stuffed into the luggage case of the car and drove to one of the conspirators house, where he was later found by two military men doing raids for his assasins wasnt he? it was reported when they opened the cars luggage case they saw "el jefe" dead. and start weeping. but here it says he was left for dead on the bulevard I only skimmed this, but when I come across "megalomaniacal" I wonder about NPOV. - Hephaestos 04:52 11 Jun 2003 (UTC)

it is a fact that he was "megalomaniacal".

I removed the phrase " Years before, the Spaniard Jesús de Galíndez, a professor at Columbia University in New York, had been kidnapped and murdered in the Dominican Republic. " because it seemed a non-sequitur.

Spanish naming conventions

Do we have to include "Leónidas"? J. Parker Stone 02:21, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Yes, we include all the accents. I just did. --Damifb (talk) 12:07, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

It would make sense considering that's his name. Wouldn't you feel a little odd looking at an article for George Bush (no mention of middle name) or perhaps O Simpson (J being his middle initial and therefore not needed.)

AS far as the assination why did it take so long for it to happen and whyd the Us help kill so many other people along with the help of this tyrant?what countries are hiding this pigs family so they arent killed by people seeking revenge for their loved ones? i think the family should all be taken to a deserted island and executed for all the lies they took part in and the killings they helped cover up so the CIA THE FBI and others should rid the world of bastards like this family once and for all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:52, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

assination: With the killings of hundreds of people by this man whyd it take so long for someone to kill him? whyd the US help kill innocent peole such as jesus galindaz? what other countries are hiding and protecting the members of that pigs family and how much are they being payed to do it? this country does nothing to help protect people from killers like that family instead they help cover them up and protect the killers theirselfs i really hope that one day the families will get tioghther and get revenge against that family of killers each and everyone plus all their rich friends


I just fixed a bit of grammar there, but I didn't quite know what the author wanted to say about changing placenames so I deleted the phrase. Perhaps someone knows what I mean. There was some vandilsism I deleted it 2/14/07 -metsfanalex


I moved the page to "Rafael Trujillo" as it is much more commonly used.--Jersey Devil 02:49, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Health and Sexuality

This article is terribly written. The entire section on health and sexuality is unsourced and obviously written by someone with English as a second language. I am deleting the entire section.Wuapinmon 03:36, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Again, this section was deleted by me. It is horribly written and unsupported. Wuapinmon 05:27, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Mandsford's recent edits are excellent. Will the vandalization of this page will never stop? Wuapinmon 18:16, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Is it true that Trujillo systematically raped as many women as he could? As described in "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

Copyright violations

Some of this article appears verbatim from, but interestingly with revisions to the ideas themselves rather than to the wording. For example, the sentence "Ideologically, Trujillo leaned toward fascism" was changed to "Ideologically, Trujillo leaned toward capitalism". Jfisherhr 02:36, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Article sucks

Completely biased against Trujillo (talk) 04:36, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

In fact this article paints a "rosy" picture of him. Many of his crimes are left unmentioned in this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:25, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

This article needs to be rewritten. The writing is unclear, especially the section on his family. It reads like he married his own mother. I realize that common sense would lead you to the correct conclusion, but for ease of reading, it needs to be cleared up. Tdf31 (talk) 06:31, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Guys, the article needs more sources. That is the problem. Go find some news articles, and the article will be better. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:50, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Deleted the reference to "In The Time Of The Butterflies" that was outside the "In Popular Culture" section. The book is, by the admission of the other in the epilogue, entirely fictional. It's not relevant to the actual article. (talk) 02:49, 22 January 2009 (UTC)IVLVS

Legacy Section

"Trujillo was very creative in the elimination of his political opponents and other people he just didn't like. He liked to throw people into volcanoes just for fun." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:34, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

hi —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:13, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

'Juvenile' Fiction?

I deleted the word 'juvenile' describing the two books by Julia Alvarez. How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is definitely NOT juvenile fiction, with discussions of explicit sex, pedophilia, fallacies about condoms causing impotence, violence, etc. A great book, but not one for storytime at the library.Carlaclaws (talk) 20:00, 16 August 2008 (UTC)