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La herencia del tirano: Balaguer y el poder

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La Herencia del Tirano: Balaguer y el Poder. Directed by Rene Fortunato. Santo Domingo, 1998. Spanish. Color; 90 minutes. VHS and DVD.

 This documentary shows the dramatic events that took place immediately after the assassination of dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. It shows the "Unión Cívica" and "14 de Junio" demonstrations against the Trujillo followers, the efforts of Joaquín Balaguer and Ramfis Trujillo to continue in power, the seminal activities of the political party PRD, the elections of 1962, and the rise to power of Juan Bosch, among other events.