Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Plaza Patriótica a los Caídos de Abril
Patriotic Plaza Dedicated to those that Fell in April
a los héroes y mártires de la Guerra Patria de 1965
Gobierno Constitucional Dr. Fernández Reyna
Tribute from the Dominican people
to the heros and martyrs of the War of 1965
Constitutional Government of Dr. Fernández Reyna
Erected 2010 by Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias.
Location. 18° 28.241′ N, 69° 53.56′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo. Click for map. This memorial is in a small triangle formed by Avenida Independencia and Calle Mariano Cesteros.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Coronel Francisco Alberto Caamaño (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Spanish Refugees of 1939 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Juan Pablo Duarte (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Japanese Immigration to the Dominican Republic Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); First City Hall in the Americas (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Santo Domingo.
Regarding Plaza Patriótica a los Caídos de Abril. The Dominican Civil War occurred from April 24 to September 3, 1965, in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. It started when civilian and military supporters of the constitutionally elected former president Juan Bosch, overthrew the acting President Donald Reid Cabral. This prompted General Elías Wessin y Wessin to organize elements of the military loyal to acting President Reid (Loyalists), initiating an armed campaign against the Constitutionalist rebels. Allegations of foreign support for the Constitutionalists led to an American intervention into the conflict, which later transformed into a Organization of American States occupation of the country. Elections were finally held in 1966, where Joaquín Balaguer was elected president. Later in the same year international troops departed from the country.
More than 23,000 U.S. troops landed in Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital, to stop what it believed was a communist insurgency
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US •
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