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Trujillo: El poder del jefe I

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Trujillo: El Poder del Jefe I

trujillo-el-poder-del-jefe-ITrujillo: El Poder del Jefe I. Directed by Rene Fortunato. Santo Domingo, 1993. Spanish. B/W; 75 minutes. VHS/ DVD.

This is the first of a three-part documentary based on the political, economic, and social conditions that led to the rise of the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. It also summarizes the country's history from 1916 to 1937.