Rafael Herrera, Editor Of Dominican Newspaper, Dead at 83
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ Rafael Herrera, who as editor of Listin Diario for the past 33 years built it into one of the Dominican Republic’s strongest newspapers, died Friday of stomach cancer. He was 83.
Herrera was known for the clarity of his editorials in the century-old morning newspaper, which resumed publication following the fall of dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in 1961.
He also served the Dominican Republic at various functions for the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, was a director of the Dominican Association of Newspapers and represented his newspaper at meetings of the Inter American Press Association.
Hundreds of people, including politicians, bureaucrats, diplomats and journalists, paid their respects at his home. His body is to be buried Saturday in his hometown, Bani, 37 miles southeast of the capital.
He is survived by his wife, two children and several siblings, including brother Fabio Herrera, longtime assistant foreign minister who was recently nominated to serve as ambassador to Spain.