SANTO DOMINGO.- A journalist and historian said there’s "forceful and irrefutable" proof of the United States Government’s participation in the plot to physically eliminate the dictator Rafael Trujillo.
Víctor Grimaldi, in a 12 page document published in: osersosa.blogspot.com, said to deny the U.S. took part in Trujillo’s death is to “try to block the sun with a finger.”
He said in the first interrogations into the judicial case in June 2, 1961 –which can be obtained on the Internet- several of Trujillo’s executioners said their plans to kill Trujillo and to take power had the U.S. Government’s support.
He said at as a plot the May 30 affair was a failure because only the regime’s most visible head was eliminated.
Grimaldi said the Dominicans -and the their relatives- who took part in Trujillo’s execution were tortured and murdered, without the U.S.’s protection, though several American agents involved in the conspiracy - among them Wallace Berry, alias Lorenzo Wimpys- received foreign protection and were placed out of danger outside the country.
The journalist said U.S. documents already of public knowledge, mainly in 1965, indicate that Wimpys was spying against and exposing the patriotic constitutionalists.
"From the knowlege of his Government’s responsibility in the plot against Trujillo, senator Allen Ellender had said on April 30, 1965 when delivering a speech to his United States Senate colleagues that it had been a "shameful involvement of the United States in the overthrow of Trujillo,” Grimaldi said.
Proof of the U.S. Government’s involvement in the Trujillo case are in president Dwight Eisenhower’s memoirs, and the internal report "Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders," presented November 20, 1975 by the U.S. Senate Select Committee created to investigate intelligence activities and the plans to eliminate foreign leaders.
Grimaldi said that in his book ‘Tumbaron al Jefe’ (they toppled the chief), documentary evidence shows the American implication.