308. Editorial Note

At approximately 10 p.m. on May 30, 1961, three cars stopped the limousine of Generalissimo Trujillo about 9 kilometers outside Ciudad Trujillo on the highway to San Cristobal. Eight assailants from the cars fired 70 rounds of machine gun ammunition into Trujillo, killing him and putting an end to his more than 30 years of rule in the Dominican Republic. (Joint WEEKA No. 23 from Ciudad Trujillo, June 6; Department of State, Central Files, 739.00(W)/6-661)