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Hermanas Mirabal (Salcedo)

(the former province of Salcedo) lies in the north-central part of the country. It borders the Espaillat province to the north and west, Duarte to the east, and La Vega to the south. The province’s capital is the city of Salcedo.

The province was created, under the name Salcedo, on March 3, 1952, and in November 2007 renamed Hermanas Mirabal in honor of the Ojo de Agua, Salcedo, natives Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa Mirabal, three sisters who were brutally assasinated on November 25, 1960, by officials from the Trujillo dictatorship.

Thanks to their bravery, the Mirabal sisters received international recognition, and today the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is held each year on November 25.

In the area of Conuco there is a museum commemorating the three sisters and created by surviving sister Bélgica ‘Dedé’ Mirabal, who took it upon herself to preserve the memory of the so-called Mariposas (Butterflies) through the Fundación Hermanas Mirabal, founded in 1994 in the house where the sisters lived out the final months of their lives.

  • Liceo Científico Dr. Miguel Canela Lázaro Zona Franca Salcedo, Carretera Salcedo-Villa Tapia, Provincia Hermanas Mirabal
  • Oficina Técnica Provincial de Salcedo Centro De Promoción Cultural Padre Felix Azcarate Plaza Tito Salcedo, Salcedo

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