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SANTO DOMINGO. - Antonio de la Maza’s perseverance, courage, unwavering goal and mission to liberate the country and spur its nationalism drove him to lead the group of men who assassinated Rafael Trujillo, earning him a seat of honor of next to the nation’s heroes.

The affirmation by Isabel Cristiana Rosario de la Maza in a conference hosted by the Dominican Academy of History, marks a new anniversary of Trujillo’s execution on May 30, 1961.

Antonio de Maza died outnumbered in a shootout with the regime’s forces on June 4 that year, together with his close friend Juan Tomas Diaz, on the avenue Bolivar, in Santo Domingo.

“Antonio de la Maza and a select group of brave men finally ended the life of the tyrant on May 30, 1961, liberating the country from the monster who held the Dominican people in terror during 31 years. These men opened the way to end the abuses and the implanted terror, not only by the tyrant, but also by the unconditional criminals, henchmen and opportunists who constantly surrounded him and who were also responsible for so many shattered lives and dreams," Rosario said.

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Written by: santodomingomasquetu, 29 May 2009 2:56 PM
From: United States, Mobile, Alabama
Que hombre. ADELANTE LA PATRIA
Written by: cibaeño75, 29 May 2009 3:14 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn
"Antonio de la Maza’s perseverance, courage, unwavering goal and mission to liberate the country and spur its nationalism drove him to lead the group of men who assassinated Rafael Trujillo, earning him a seat of honor of next to the nation’s heroes. "

That he was brave no question. But was it love of country or revenge that caused him to do what he did? His family had no problem cavorting with the Trujillos throughout the dictatorship. It seems that Mr. de la Maza became an enemy of the regime after his brother's assasination.
Written by: cibaeño75, 29 May 2009 3:16 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn
De todo modos:

Gloria al jesto del 30 de Mayo!!!

Sic semper tyrannis
Written by: josean, 29 May 2009 3:26 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016
When men were men!
Written by: juanb, 29 May 2009 4:10 PM
From: Dominican Republic
And rode the Metro
Written by: BASTA, 29 May 2009 7:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
criminals, henchmen and opportunists is what we have in office now.

hvargas, etroudeballeGeneroso lol
Written by: hvargas, 29 May 2009 10:11 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Trujillo was the bravest of all Dominicans and also had the guts to stand to the U.S., that is he was not a traitor like those of yesterday and today. I remember as a child, a country were people had fun. had plenty of food, and etc. Yes, some had problem with Trujillo if politics was something that concermed them. My uncle had serious problems with him but if you didn't get involved with politics then you had no problems and that was the case with more than 90% of the population. Trujillo was a tyrant only to those who wanted to compete with him. He said " the day I die, dominicans don't be PENDEJOS towards the U.S. ". Dominicans had sold out their souls and dignities, so now many old people from the time of trujillo will say " if only we had a Trujillo today, a lot of the nonesense and corruption won't be seen ". People will have a lot more respect. A TYRANT TO WHOM ???????????????????????????
Written by: letroudeballeGeneroso This user is banned, 29 May 2009 11:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic
To the De La Maza family endorse this:

2 million haitian, prostitution, environmental destruction, crimes, illegal weapons, drugs, robberies, corrupted and expensive government, huge debts, abandonment, erosion, corrosion, inresponsibility, homosexuality, social decadence, demographic explosion, illegal internal migration, creation of illegal cities, economic polarization (GINI = 47 %), etc.

La Maza and Imbert Barrera are responsible for the social, political and economic failures that DR endures today. The lack of Patriotism and surrendering our way of life to please the foreigners IS A MORTAL WOUND TO DR! The hell with the current stupid Republic we have now!

I dare any latrine hole in this thread to convince the forum that the existing conditions stated above are a heck better than the 1950's! FK the La Maza!
Written by: chillaxin201 This user is banned, 30 May 2009 1:45 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Boycott Dominican Tourism
letroudeballeGeneroso, trujillo is dead ... so is the Trujillatoo get over it.. and move on....
Written by: zooma, 30 May 2009 7:34 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic
Yes, remember the good ol days when every home had a framed picture of the Jefe in the living room that said "In this house Trujillo is the boss". Living under the Trujillo regime one was a prisoner in their own home for fear that if they ventured away from home they would be accused by a neighbor, store owner, teacher, or stranger of some wrong-doing, you did not know who to trust. Children grew up not knowing the difference between fear and respect.

Antonio de Maza put an end to it.
Written by: Amber, 30 May 2009 12:12 PM
From: United States
Probably most of you have seen this poem, written by César A Jiménez, that was published in the "El Caribe" newspaper shortly after Trujillo's death. When they realized that it was an acrostic, they seized all the copies they could find, but my parents managed to hide theirs and to this day, still have it.

Recordando tu Estampa

Amigo y gobernante, patriota y compañero
soldado y estadista, perínclito mentor,
espada victoriosa de innúmeras conquistas
señor de la esperanza del pobre agricultor;
insigne fue tu vida, gloriosa fue tu muerte
no en vano fuiste grande, serás perennemente
orgullo de Quisqueya la tierra del amor...

y...un hado misterioso surcó la noche...y luego...

La patria está de luto, solloza y se estremece,
angustia y desconsuelo se esparcen por doquier,
dolor, desesperanza...suspiros y tristezas...
rumor de mil lamentos pidiéndote volver...
oscura está la noche...más vamos siempre avante
nosotros recordando t
Written by: Amber, 30 May 2009 12:14 PM
From: United States
Somehow the last line got cut off
It shoud read:
nosotros recordando tu estampa Rafael
Written by: letroudeballeGeneroso This user is banned, 30 May 2009 2:28 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Trujillo is dead but his spirit, atittude, and dominicanism lives on! I am tire of the homosexual Leonel getting plugged by the foreigners!

I am tire of the feeble, sick, impotent, corrupt, expensive, fustrated, dumb, and idiot Republic (President + Congress + SCJ + JCE) that rules DR!

It is time for a Patriotic dictatorship to take the helm, enforce the Constitution, and reverse the destruction, corrosion, robberies, violence, violation, and abandoment that is regurlaly incurred on DRY by the current administration. Environmental protection and protection of our domestic market instead of "renaming streets" or giving economic and political power to the illegal under the umbrella of human rights or worker's rights!
Written by: letroudeballeGeneroso This user is banned, 30 May 2009 3:01 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The bloodiest was Ulisses Hereaux! But today's Republic has the most bloodiest civilian against civilian crimes (and even between armed personnel and civilians) than any other political administration that ruled DR EVER (more than 2,000 Dominican die yearly from crimes in DR)!

STOP EXHALING LIES ABOUT THE REAL INVOLUNTARY DEATHS IN DR! THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS A BLOODBATH AND THE PRESS DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO HIDE IT! So instead they focus on Trujillo! NOT FOR LONG IGNORANTS!
Written by: willmo, 30 May 2009 5:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic
"Antonio de la Maza and a select group of brave men finally ended the life of the tyrant on May 30, 1961, liberating the country from the monster who held the Dominican people in terror during 31 years."

and... Eh What Has happened after that? Nothing good for the people of the Dominican Republic. We have had several monsters looting the country.!!
Written by: letroudeballeGeneroso This user is banned, 30 May 2009 9:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic
"mission to liberate the country and spur its nationalism drove him. " FALSE information! During the Trujillo regime, Nationalism was extremely high!! Now, DR is being eroded by international agencies and countries. DR is also being diluted and polluted by foreigners and their culture! And our diaspora is being absorbed by other cultures.

The concept of Dominicanism is disappearing in front of our eyes!

I will not be celebrating that stupid 5/30/1961! You can go ahead and kiss this catalyst of Dominican destruction!
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