Rafeal Trujillo, President of the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his US-backed deposition in 1946. During his rule, the ruling party known as the Dominican Party, which had been described by many historians as Actionist, was the sole legal party in the nation, and Haitians and Afro-Dominicans in the Dominican Republic suffered persecution and even ethnic cleansing, despite Trujillo himself being part Black Haitian himself. During the Second Great War, Trujillo, while keeping the Dominican Republic officially neutral during the war, maintained friendly relations with Featherston's Confederate States, and wanting to have a place for his nation in the Confederate "New Order", actively surrendered about 100 to 250,000 Haitians and Afro-Dominicans to the Confederates and their death-camps in Confederate-occupied Haiti. In May, 1946, almost two years after the end of the war, an American joint operations between the USMC and Navy invaded the Dominican Republic and overthrow Trujillo, who was then placed in US Military Custody. After a brief trail, on June 24, 1947, Trujillo was executed by hanging in Santo Domingo, the capital city he once named after himself as Ciudad Trujillo, for crimes against humanity. The US then installed a provisional occupation and provisional government before recreating the Dominican Republic as the third Dominican Republic on July 1, 1954. OCC: Much of this comes from this post. Hector Trujillo, the younger brother and close associate of the aforementioned dictator and a general in the Dominican Army who actively participated in the murders of and deportations of Haitians and Afro-Dominicans into Confederate-occupied Haiti. After the US invasion of the Dominican Republic, he was arrested, tried and finally executed for crimes against humanity on October 26, 1947. Joaquín Balaguer, the first democratically-elected President of the Dominican Republic after the Trujillo dictatorship. Until his death in 2000, he served as President of the Dominican Republic many times, first from 1954 to 1960, then from 1970 to 1976 and again from 1988 to 1996.