El Salado, Aguadulce.
“Y después de hacer todo lo que hacen, se levantan, se bañan, se entalcan, se perfuman, se peinan, se visten, y así progresivamente van volviendo a ser lo que no son.”
“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Solitude is an achievement.”
Today In Latin American History
The Mirabal sisters—Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa—were murdered in the Dominican Republic on November 25, 1960 in retaliation for their active work against the regime of dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who would be executed the following year. The sisters’ home province of Salcedo was renamed Hermanas Mirabal Province in their honor in 2007, and the United Nations has designated the anniversary of their death as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Their story has been retold in Julia Álvares’ 1994 novel In the Time of the Butterflies and in the 2010 film Trópico de Sangre. The sisters’ image also appears in the 200 Dominican pesos note.