RECENT NEWS

Here are links to recent articles and news on the Mirabal sisters
and the Trujillo dictatorship. All web pages open up a new window.

"Trujillo return in novel haunts Dominicans"
article on reaction to a novel by Peruvian author
Mario Vargas Llosa on the Trujillo regime
Boston Globe article

 

Memorias del Siglo
"Los que mataron a Trujillo fueron valientes, pero no patriotas." http://www.listin.com.do/../memo/grande6.htm
(in Spanish)

 

Democracy NOW!
Real Audio file
conversation with Julia Alvarez, author of
In the Time of the Butterflies, about the Mirabal sisters
Acquired from: http://www.webactive.com/webactive/pacifica/demnow/dn970909.html
Time: 26:58.2

 

The three Butterflies
article on the Mirabal sisters and their
effect on women in Dominican politics today
http://jinx.sistm.unsw.edu.au/~greenlft/1996/228/228p20b.htm

 

Boletín de Noticias
article on Fidel Castro's visit to the
Dominican Republic in August 1998
speech by President Leonel Fernandez
http://www.presidencia.gov.do/boletines/200898/dislfllegadacastro.htm

Castro's speech upon his arrival to the D.R.

http://www.presidencia.gov.do/boletines/200898/disfidelenaeropuerto.htm
Fernandez welcomes Castro
http://www.presidencia.gov.do/boletines/200898/primera.htm
Castro's response to Fernandez
http://www.presidencia.gov.do/boletines/200898/fidelcontestallegada.htm
(all in Spanish)

 

The Films of René Fortunato: Demythologizing Trujillo
review of Dominican filmmaker René Fortunato's films on Trujillo
http://www.funredes.org/palau/english/thefilms.html

 

"Recordando a las Mirabal"
editorial about the anniversary of the Mirabal sisters' murder
http://www.listin.com.do/251199/opinion.htm
(in Spanish)