Dominican activist and intellectual Hamlet Hermann Pérez died from a heart attack today at the age of 81. A professor at the School of Economics at the Santo Domingp Autonomous University [Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo], he was a revolutionary activist who took part in the April 1965 Revolution [also known as La Guerra de Abril]. Diario Libre reports:
In 1973, he joined guerrilla leader colonel Francisco Alberto Caamaño´s expedition in 1973, which he survived along with Claudio Caamaño and Toribio Peña Jáquez.
He was born on October 5, 1934 in Santo Domingo, and was a founder of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, during the first administration of Leonel Fernández. [. . .] He wrote several book, including a biography of Caamaño [and] was a columnist for several national newspapers.
For full articles (in Spanish), see http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/murio-hoy-hamlet-hermann-perez-GJ2478495, http://acento.com.do/2016/actualidad/8316779-fallece-hamlet-hermann/, and http://www.listindiario.com/la-republica/2016/01/19/404514/muere-de-un-infarto-el-intelectual-y-exguerrillero-hamlet-hermann