All is quiet on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border after the break of diplomatic relations between these two small Caribbean states, Aug 20.
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Background: All is quiet on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border after the break of diplomatic relations between these two small Caribbean states, Aug 20. A longstanding disagreement between the two Governments was brought to a head with the meeting of the American Foreign Minister in Costa Rica.
For the first time in the history of the inter-American system, collective sanctions were recommended against the Dominican Republic while it is under the Trujillo Government. Nineteen states, including the United States, later severed diplomatic relations with Dominica and called for a partial economic boycott, beginning with a ban on the sale of arms to that state.
Several attempts to overthrow the Trujillo Government have failed due to the lack of support from the Dominican people. With the Dominican Army, Navy and Air Force loyal to the Government, rebel forces were soon scattered. Those who were not killed in action are either in prison and hiding in the wooded mountains.