|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1936|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1960|
The Mirabal sisters -- Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa -- were ordinary housewives and mothers, yet they were willing to give up their lives to fight against one of the most repressive dictatorships of the Western Hemisphere, that of Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (1930-1961). Beautiful and educated, the sisters were raised in well-to-do circumstances. They were known by the code name "The Butterflies" by those in the resistance movement they helped to create in the 1950s, fighting for an end to the Trujillo dictatorship. They faced repeated imprisonment and torture and finally, on November 25, 1960, were brutally murdered by men working for Trujillo. The martyrdom of the Mirabal sisters fueled greater and more widespread opposition to the dictatorship and was a catalyst for Trujillo's assassination the following year. Today, the Dominican Republic is a democracy, due in large part to this little known story of courage.
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Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic
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Added: Mar. 27, 2013
Sólo deseo que Presidente Trujillo había detenido antes de que las hermanas MIrabal fueron asesinadas. Su muerte es una gran pérdida... no sólo para la República Dominicana, sino al mundo.Vivan las Mariposas!|
Added: Mar. 21, 2013
Gloria eterna a usted y a sus hermanas. Siempre fuiste mi favorito como soy el más joven de mis hermanas así y me alegro mucho de que tenía una oportunidad de vivir y encontrar el amor antes de que muriera a manos de un hombre cruel. No haber encontrado e...(Read more)|
Yo estaba allí para la mariposas durante todo.
Added: Mar. 20, 2013
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