Santo Domingo.- President Luis Abinader decorated this Wednesday with the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez, and Mella in the degree of Commander Juan Germán Arias and posthumously José Daniel Ariza Cabral, founders of the clandestine movement “June 14” and Máximo López Molina, founder of the Dominican Popular Movement (MPD).
These three distinguished fighters for freedom, democracy, and the rule of law in our country were part of the group of Dominicans who, with their courage, contributed to putting an end to the ominous dictatorship of more than thirty years, which had seen them born and then, with their sacrifice, they cemented the foundations of the political peace that the Dominican people enjoy today.
The recognition of the contributions of Juan Germán Arias Núñez and posthumously of José Daniel Ariza and Máximo López Molina was made through Decree 254-23 issued by President Luis Abinader, which was read on the spot by the legal sub-consultant of the Executive Power, Noelia Rivera.
When delivering his recognition, 90-year-old Juan German Arias Núñez was visibly moved and never stopped smiling.
On behalf of the Ariza Cabral family, the recognition was received by his widow Mayra de Ariza.
While for the López Molina family, the recognition was received by his daughter Miriam López Cambero.
Former revolutionary leader Carmen Mazara thanked on behalf of the family of the three winners for the recognition given today and appreciated President Abinader’s gesture in giving honor to whom honor deserves.