Minou Tavárez Mirabal

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Your Honour / The Honourable
Minerva Tavárez Mirabal
Representative for National District’s circumscription #1
Assumed office
16 August 2002
Serving with Alberto Atallah (Since 2006)
Vice Foreign Minister
In office
16 August 1996 – 16 August 2000
President Leonel Fernández Reyna
Vice President Jaime David Fernández Mirabal
Personal details
Born (1956-08-31) August 31, 1956 (age 60)
Ojo de Agua
Nationality Dominican
Political party Alliance for Democracy (2014–present)[1]
Other political
Dominican Liberation’s Party (circa 1995–2014)
Children Camila Minerva & Manuel Aurelio.
Residence Santo Domingo
Alma mater
Occupation Politician, Professor
Profession Philologist

Minerva Josefina Tavárez Mirabal (born 31 August 1956 in Ojo de Agua, Hermanas Mirabal Province), known by the hypocoristic Minou, is a philologist, professor and politician from the Dominican Republic. Mrs. Tavárez has served as deputy for the National District in the lower House since 2002; and served as deputy foreign minister from 1996 to 2000.

Tavárez was the presidential nominee of both the Alliance for Democracy and Democratic Choice parties for the 2016 Dominican Republic general election.[2]

Early life and family[edit]

Minou is daughter of Dominican lawyers and activists Manuel Aurelio Tavárez Justo and María Argentina Minerva Mirabal, both founders in 1960 of the clandestine movement 14 June that sought the overthrow of dictator Rafael Trujillo.[3] Her mother was killed by the dictatorship on 1960, and her father was murdered by the Triumvirate (three-member junta) that overthrew Juan Bosch’s legitimate government in 1963, becoming an orphan at the age of 7 years. Her parents are considered as martyrs and national heroes.[3]

Tavárez is cousin and foster sister of Jaime David Fernández Mirabal, a former vicepresident of the Dominican Republic.



She was Vice-Chancellor of the Dominican Republic for the period 1996-2000. She was elected Representative to the National Congress for the period 2002-2006, and re-elected in subsequent periods 2006-2010 and 2010-2016. She is President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the House of Representatives, and member of several other committees.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ CDN 37 (16 August 2014). "Juramentan a Cristina Lizardo y Abel Martinez". Youtube.com (in Spanish). At near 1:55 min. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Minou será candidata presidencial de Alianza por la Democracia y Opción Democrática" (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Acento.com.do. 15 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Villegas López, Argelia (5 December 2007). "Minou Tavárez Mirabal: "Las hermanas Mirabal han legitimado la lucha de las mujeres universalmente"" (in Spanish). AmecoPress. Retrieved 1 June 2013.