They contain the largest collection of 2,year-old rock art in the Caribbean. AD They engaged in farming and fishing  and hunting and gathering. The latter's successes gained his people an autonomous enclave for a time on the island.
The theme this year was the internationalization of jazz, with each night of the festival dedicated to a particular nation. Trujillo, a brutal tyrant who ruled the country for over thirty years, had his own interests in agreeing to the resettlement of 50, to , refugees. He wanted the world to forget about his massacre of nearly 25, Haitians in and he thought he could get the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to invest capital in the DR, investments that he would surely personally profit from. But more important, Trujillo had ideological reasons for bringing Jews here. Nonetheless, the DR was the sole country to make a commitment to resettling Jewish refugees fleeing from Adolf Hitler and Nazism.