Two decades have passed since the death of Juan Bosch

Former President of the Republic, founder of two major political parties, writer, short story writer, historian, educator and other titles are remembered this Monday, on the 20th anniversary of his death, Professor Juan Bosch.

On a day like today, but in 2001, he died in Santo Domingo after a long and recognized career in different areas. His remains rest in the Ornamental Cemetery of La Vega, his place of origin, where traditionally the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) honors the memory of its founder.

Juan Emilio Bosch y Gaviño is remembered and valued by the Dominican population for his honesty, dedication to service, honesty and other elements to value that were part of his short-lived government.

Specifically, it is recalled that Bosch governed the Dominican Republic only for seven months, since after being democratically elected on December 20, 1962, becoming the first president elected under those conditions after the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, he was overthrown by a coup. of State.

Bosch assumed the position of president on February 27, 1963 and seven months later, on September 25 of that same year, he was overthrown by a coup d’état putting in his place a three-man military junta.

Despite this setback suffered, Bosch continued his career in Dominican politics, founding the PLD in 1973 and had previously started the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) in 1939.

However, politics was not his only area, since he made countless contributions to literature through his stories, novels, short stories and essays, which made him a benchmark to follow for various writers, journalists and historians.

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Due to his legacy, career and contributions, Bosch received multiple recognitions and decorations, such as the National Prize for Literature in 1990.




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