Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ingratitude and Outrage: 27 Years in the Dominican Republic


Benítez Rexach, Félix, Ingratitude and Outrage: 27 Years in the Dominican Republic, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Editorial El Imparcial, 1962.

Part I – Statement presented by Puerto Rican Civil Engineer and Contractor, Mr. Félix Benítez Rexach, through Radio Caribe in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 8, 1962, in which he explained to the Dominican People his solely professional participation in the development of the public works of that country, throughout the 27 years he lived among them, working and helping to enhance the progress of the Republic.

Part II – After the exposition of facts made by engineer Félix Benítez Rexach to the Dominican People over the radio, printed in Part I hereof, this second Part is a brief and truthful account of the inconceivable vexation and abuse suffered by Mr. Félix Benítez Rexach at the hands of the present Dominican Government.


Félix Benítez Rexach [note 1] (March 27, 1886 – November 2, 1975) was a Puerto Rican engineer and businessman who built the Normandie Hotel, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (…) Benítez Rexach also worked on various projects in the Dominican Republic, as a consequence of the friendship which he had with that country's dictator, Rafael L. Trujillo. Among his works in that country were the Port of Santo Domingo and the "Avenida Jorge Washington" (George Washington Avenue). (…) Benítez Rexach was a passionate Puerto Rican patriot and a personal friend of Pedro Albizu Campos, president of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.

La Desnutrición y sus Implicaciones Sociales en la República Dominicana


Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia, La desnutrición y sus implicaciones sociales en la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo: Taller, 1976.

Índice:
Discurso de orden del Dr. Alfonso Lockward en la apertura del seminario sobre la desnutrición y sus implicaciones sociales en la República Dominicana.

Introducción al seminario sobre el impacto social de la desnutrición en la República Dominicana (nutrición y cultura).

Estrategia para la producción y mercadeo de los productos agropecuarios dentro de las metas de desarrollo económico dominicano, por Bienvenido Brito.

Situación nutricional y salud pública en la República Dominicana, por Víctor Suero.

Salud, educación, nutrición: estrategia para la acción, por Amiro Pérez Mera.

Nutrición, distribución del ingreso y desarrollo agrícola, por Flavio Machicado Saravia.

Resumen y conclusiones.

Crisis in the British West Indies


Washington, S. Walter, Crisis in the British West Indies, New York: Foreign Affairs, July 1960.

Available online.

Extract:
At a time when so many of the colored peoples of the world are demanding and gaining their independence from colonial rule, it is something of an anomaly to find a people who, having taken a second look, are not sure they want it so quickly or in the way it was planned. This is what has happened on the island of Jamaica, one of the principal units in the Federation of the West Indies.

Statu quo en Haiti?: d'un Duvalier à l'autre : l'itinéraire d'un fascisme de sous-développement


Manigat, Leslie François, Statu quo en Haiti?: d'un Duvalier à l'autre: l'itinéraire d'un fascisme de sous-développement, Paris: La technique du livre, Juin, 1971.

Leslie François Saint Roc Manigat (August 16, 1930 – June 27, 2014) was a Haitian politician who was elected as President of Haiti in a tightly controlled military held election in January 1988.[1] He served as President for only a few months, from February 1988 to June 1988, before being ousted by the military. Leslie Manigat was a professor at the prestigious l'Université de Paris-VIII Vincennes, where he gave courses on World History. He also published articles on education in various Haitian newspapers: Le Nouvelliste, La Phalange, and Le Matin.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Military - Separata


McAlister, Lyle N., The Military, Separata from Continuity and Change in Latin America, John J. Johnson, Ed., Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1964.

From the intro.:
The chapter examines the role of the military in the dynamics of change in Latin America. The military is defined collectively as the regular armies, navies, and air forces and, occasionally, the gendarmeries of the several nation states, since the regional caudillo as military leader and regional and local forces as military organizations have largely disappeared.1
(…)
The armed forces are discussed from three points of view: (1) as organizations performing their primary military functions; (2) as agencies responsible for a wide variety of public services; and (3) as a political group or political groups.

The Dominican Intervention in Retrospect - Separata


Lowenthal, Abraham F., The Dominican Intervention in Retrospect, Separata from Public Policy, Volume XVIII, Fall 1969, Number 1.

See also The Dominican Intervention.

The Soulouque Regime in Haiti 1847 - 1859: A Reevaluation


MacLeod, Murdo J., The Soulouque Regime in Haiti 1847 - 1859: A Reevaluation, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies, 1971.

Available online.

Faustin-Élie Soulouque (15 August 1782 – 6 August 1867)[1] was a career officer and general in the Haitian Army when he was elected President of Haiti in 1847. In 1849 he was proclaimed Emperor of Haiti under the name Faustin I. He soon purged the army of the ruling elite, installed black loyalists in administrative positions, and created a secret police and a personal army. In 1849 he created a black nobility in the country. However, his unsuccessful attempts to reconquer the neighbouring Dominican Republic undermined his control and a conspiracy led by General Fabre Nicolas Geffrard forced him to abdicate in 1859.