Interview with General Fafa Taveras

Rafael Francisco Taveras Rosario (Fafa Taveras) was born in Salcedo, Dominican Republic in 1938. A close friend to Minerva Mirabal, Fafa joined the dissident 14 de Junio Movement in their struggle for freedom and democracy from the yoke of Trujillo. Fafa endured torture, jail and exile during the Trujillo Regime.

These struggles did not detain him from joining the 1965 Revolution, becoming one of its most important leaders. Since 1965, Fafa continues to be one of the leading voices for democracy and dissidence in the country, a great supporter of human rights, immigrant rights and gender equality. In this interview he remembers his role in the 1965 Revolution and honors the women who fought side by side with him and other men.