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Las Mirabal Sisters

Post  ebeli on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:44 pm


The Mirabal sisters were four sisters who lived in Salcedo, Dominican Republic. These sister fight for what they believe what is right and for justice. At this time in the Dominican Republic there was a dictator called Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who was a bad person. When he ruled this country, no one was aloud to say something bad about Trujillo because if they did he will kill there family and them. For this reason, three of the Mirabel sisters were kill, because they believe that what the dictator was doing was not right. They try to overthrow his government because he was abusing of the money, people, and the country. The Mirabel sisters met the dictator at a party that family was invited. Trujillo danced with one of the Mirabel sisters and she slaps him in the face because he was touching her butt, and because his father left the party before the president (Rafael Leonidas Trujillo), that is not correct to do. These things humiliate the dictator so he decided to send to prison for years and make him suffer a lot. Minerva and Doña Chea were also arrest the following day. Then the family got in a good relationship with Rafael Leonidas Trujillo and they were release. They were again arrest a few years later and were always in fear of Trujillo’s men. There father die, in December 15, 1953. The group that the Mirabal sisters were in that was against Trujillo was calls the Movement of the fourteen of June. The sisters were known as the butterflies. Trujillo put the Mirabel sisters’ husbands in jail, to see if this will shut up the sisters and stop them of doing the activities against him. He decided to kill the Mirabel sisters when they were on their return home from visiting their husbands who were in jail, when three men stopped the car where they were traveling. They took them out of the car beaten them into they were death, they die in november 25, 1960. There car was taken to a mountain in la Cumbre (located between Santiago and Puerto Plata) and thrown off. the Mirabal sisters were since them famous in the D.R because of the guts they had to fight for what they thought it was right and for the injustice that was happening in there country. There House is a museum today and it is located In Salcedo.


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Post  Hristo on Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:31 am

Last year a movie based on the life of Minerva Mirabal was released. It's called Tropico de Sangre and it is a really good movie.
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Post  Lisa Ella Humenberger on Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:51 pm

It was so unfair that Trujillo sent them to be killed! He was a really terrible leader! Also I have been to the Mirabal house in Salcedo. In 8th grade we had a field trip and went there. It was very cool to see how they lived and only one of they sisters Dede is alive today.
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Post  Valeria Kamenetska on Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:57 pm

They had a lot of courage to fight against him because people were really scared of him. When he died most of the popularity didn't believe it , they thought he was alive somewhere.

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