Rafael Trujillo, Partying Dictator

Not that Rafael Trujillo's murderous reign is redeemed by his party animal ways, but it's always nice to see someone who doesn't let his work stand in the way of having fun.

First he arrives at LA and smashes another boat, then avoids fees by declaring himself a ship of war.

Source: The Los Angeles Times 21 Jun 1958, Sat Page 2

Then he insults our national holiday and causes an uproar on Catalina Island.

Source: The Los Angeles Times 05 Jul 1958, Sat Page 1

Of course, none of this jovial playboy behavior prevented him from getting assassinated three years later.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 22, 2021
     Category: Dictators, Tyrants and Other Harsh Rulers | Dinners, Banquets, Parties, Tributes, Roasts and Other Celebrations | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | 1950s | Outrageous Excess | North America

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