Ciudad Trujillo


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Ciudad Trujillo

(Spanish siuˈðað truˈxiʎo)
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(Placename) the former name (1936–61) of Santo Domingo
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Noun1.Ciudad Trujillo - the capital and largest city of the Dominican RepublicCiudad Trujillo - the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic; "Santo Domingo is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the Americas with the oldest cathedral and the oldest hospital and the oldest monastery in the Western Hemisphere"
Dominican Republic - a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
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Forty-five years ago, on May 30, 1961, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, one of the most brutal dictators Latin America has known, was assassinated in the capital city of Ciudad Trujillo (the erstwhile Santo Domingo, renamed to please El Jefe).
Perhaps it never would have occurred to Dominicans to migrate to the Soviet Union, but the fact that there was no Soviet embassy in Santo Domingo to which Dominicans could turn was the result of the hard-line alliance between Washington and Ciudad Trujillo in the 1950s.
Those areas suspected of disloyalty received few favours: modernization was concentrated mostly around the capital, Santo Domingo, which he renamed Ciudad Trujillo.