Domican Republic (Death
toll from U.S.-backed dictatorship 1916-1924: several thousand Hatians) (Death toll from U.S.-backed Trujillo dictatorship
1930-1961: 20,000) (Death toll of U.S. coup and intervention against Juan Bosch in 1965: 4,000 (Death toll from U.S.-backed
Balaguer dictatorship 1966-1978: 4,000)
1903 - A detachment of marines was landed to
protect American interests in the city of Santo Domingo during a revolutionary outbreak.
1904-American and British
naval forces established an area in which no fighting would be allowed and protected American interests in Puerto Plata and
Sosua and Santo Domingo City during revolutionary fighting.
1914-During a revolutionary movement, United States naval
forces by gunfire stopped the bombardment of Puerto Plata, and by threat of force maintained Santo Domingo City as a neutral
1916-24-American naval forces maintained order during a period of chronic and threatened insurrection.
1961-The CIA assassinates Rafael Trujillo,
a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930. Trujillo’s business interests have grown so large (about 60
percent of the economy) that they have begun competing with American business interests.
1965-The CIA overthrows the
democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup. The CIA installs a repressive, right-wing junta.