lunes, 20 de abril de 2009


What beauty!, But we have not even remotely been able to boast of it. If this beautiful fresh water lake, was in another place, probably had a few hotels, a pier, (lit dual carriageway roads).

What beauty!, But we have not even remotely been able to boast of it. If this beautiful freshwater lake, was in another place, probably had a few hotels, a pier, (lit dual carriageway roads) and do not ever neglect your environment with permanent planting trees in the mountain environment. Ramirez Sanchez is on and we are not able to appreciate these rivers that we have, from mats is the smallest, to Yuna, that mine (lords "ORO"), that agriculture, that agriculture, geographical place we occupy in the Cibao The province is less than an hour to reach the capital Sto. Dgo .. All these are factors we have to know by heart so we will not try to follow deceiving to what is ours. We have never given value to these natural resources we have, for example, that value is that river "Yuna", how much wealth produces each year. I have the certainty that someday, even in a hundred years, the lifting of voices claiming the right to all those fortunes that exist in our "SANCHEZ RAMIREZ" and that we seem to not know. I would be completely wrong. Atte. Julio R. Jerez (Falito), Orlando, Florida.

Cotuí Digital

lunes, 13 de abril de 2009

Instituto Tecnológico del Cibao Oriental, ITECO

Background HistóricosEl Instituto Tecnológico del Cibao, ITECO, was created by act of founding on Wednesday 10 February 1982, by Pro-Development Board of the province of Sanchez Ramirez, a state entity created by Decree No. 1206 of September 27 , 1979, to manage the 5% of the net benefits obtained Rosario Dominicana mining company located in Pueblo Viejo, Cotuí. ITEC was founded by Mr. Ramón Flores Garcia and a group of citizens concerned about the development of this region.Experience obtained legal status on 25 February 1983 by Executive Decree 820 of which authorizes the institution to Titles and degrees issued with the same force and validity as the other institutions of higher education accredited to such fines.Basado levels in this system, the Instituto Tecnológico del Cibao, offers regular programs leading to three different degrees:

Associate Degree (Technician)
Bachelor's degree (or Engineering)
Post Degree - Degree.

With this scheme Academic Technological Institute Cibao, ITECO opens its doors on Monday October 11, 1982, with an enrollment of 258 students enrolled in courses directly related to economic and social activities of the province and the region, such as : Mining (gold, silver and limestone), agriculture, livestock and forestry, in addition to developing trade, it is for these reasons that the curricular offerings provides the following majors, Geology and Mining, Animal Husbandry, agroforestry, Agricultural Management, Management Water Resources, Bioanalysis, Social Work, Education, Business Administration and the Present Secretariado.En the University has offered programs of study in the areas of: Education, Agriculture, Bioanalysis, Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Computer Law and Executive Secretariat, in technological area, the careers of information technology, with which they are training human resources in the levels and areas required for the development of region.Experience University has reached an enrollment of 2.731 students distributed in the above areas of study being in Currently the most popular careers: Education, Information and Marketing, a situation that causes great satisfaction, because this is the basis for the development of the province and the country, has a staff of 113 highly qualified teachers, of whom 75 % hold academic degrees and Master's Specialization in different areas.

We also have implemented the fourth level in different areas related to institutional mission, which come to meet the need of specialists and researchers todate have been designed specialties: Education, Environment and Management. The twentieth regular graduation the institution was the setting in which the graduates received the first program implemented in the fourth level, specialists in planning and management of Schools, a program that was recently developed quite éxito.La University has established itself as an institution higher education, earning the respect of the national academic community and the confidence of the province, a situation that has resulted in a significant increase in enrollment and a growing sense of belonging in the community, which has made this institution a place meeting to analyze and find solutions to community problems and the ITECO nacionales.En also operates the Polytechnic Juan Sánchez Ramírez, an experimental high school that works in coordination with the Secretary of State for Education, which aims to train technicians and graduates basic technicians in the areas of Commerce. Electricity, Electronics, Woodworking, Mechanics and Refrigeración.Tras 21 years of uninterrupted work, the Instituto Tecnológico del Cibao, ITECO has fulfilled its mission of teaching, research and extension, has made twenty rankings bearing the date a total of 3.575 graduates in technical levels, from undergraduate and graduate, which according to studies, are built on a massive scale in the labor market in the region.

jueves, 9 de abril de 2009


Cotuisano Carnival is one of the oldest in the country, the diversity of their characters, their characteristics and other important elements irrevocably link the festival to the colonial era which Cotuí can not ignore, this people has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. But it is fair to say that the carnival is descended from Spain Cotuí although like all Dominican carnival traditions, being Cotuí a mining town since its founding here first African slaves arrived after the closing of the mines were part of the main town of La Mejorada Villa, embracing her culture and permeating influence carnival Hispanic cotuisano the rich African custom.

The most important character of this carnival is because it is their identity Papelús carnival, but there are other no less important as sycamore, The Bat, the fundus, noon, La Culebra and the seven sins, Satan and Outdoor Shorty Large and Plugged. They have also emerged as Juampa life characters, who dresses in different ways each year, man pod, and other winged Papelús. Juampa with these characters like the carnival have won countless awards Cotuí national and provincial.

One of the most famous carnival Cotuí known by the nickname or Pateco Paton, a fine craftsman of masks and costumes, about two decades who died, as he approached the carnival season, Paton was the first of the artisans Cotuí he rode his exposition of limping devil masks with gold teeth: Parrot Peak, Crete rooster and pig snout. Paton also disguised as a bat. Another prominent and worthy representative carnival carnival cotuisano is Jesus Maria Estevez, artisan masks and costumes, with more than fifty years devoted to these works of folklore. Today is dedicated to representing his group of Platanus, for its great cultural work the Ministry of Culture paid tribute.

Sánchez Ramírez

Sánchez Ramírez
Sánchez Ramírez is one of 31 Dominican provinces and is located in the center of the country in the subregion known as the Cibao Cibao Oriental, in the Valle del Yuna. Its capital is the city of Cotuí.

The province was created in 1952. Before its creation, was a town in the Duarte province since June 18, 1945, had been town in the province of La Vega since the founding of the Republic.

Duarte, east and south with the province of Monte Plata and on the west by the provinces Monsignor Nouel and La Vega ..

According to Vicente Tolentino Rojas, in his book "Territorial Division," when Cotuí was known as La Villa del Cotuí Improvement, Party was a parish of La Vega, and with that status came up on 9 February 1822-early the period of Haitian domination, when it was erected Department Community of La Vega, Act No. 40 of Provincial Organization dated July 9, 1845 issued under the first Constitution of the Republic, established himself as Common Province de La Vega.

División administrativa

La provincia se encuentra dividida en cuatro municipios y cinco distritos municipales.


Cevicos is one of the four municipalities comprising the province. It has an area of 650 km ² and is located in the southeastern part of the Northern Region or Cibao. It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Villa Riva, on the south by the municipality of Yamasá; the east by the municipalities of Sabana Grande de Boya and Monte Plata, and the west by the municipality of Cotuí.

This stands out pineapple crop in this also lies the small town of Cave.Cotuí (capital of the province)

By resolution of August 24, 1861, issued by General Pedro Santana, on behalf of the Crown of Spain on political division of the territory of the Republic, became Cotuí Weapons Command Political and Military Government of La Vega, returning to acquire its common condition by Decree No. 812 dated January 24, 1865, issued by the government restored.

Fantino Township

In 1798, Dorv Saulastre in overland journey from Santo Domingo to Cabo Frances, went through a place where today the city of Fantino, auque already known as the Pineapple, the town did not exist, but a farm property Mayor of Cotuí. Although not proven but it is said that he was given the name of The Pineapple farm so there was plenty of this fruit. For some documents that mention the town is likely to begin to develop from the second half of the nineteenth century, is regarded as a founder of Saviñón Francisco (Paco).

Fantino In 1952 he became Borough of the new province of Sanchez Ramirez, created at the same time it by Act of 3 March 3208 that indicated the year, was given the name in honor Fantino Fantino Falco Francisco priest who also distinguished himself as an educator in our country. Undoubtedly, Rincon said his work cited above, pag.197, Fantino is the municipality of the province Sánchez Ramírez, after Cotuí has undergone further development in terms of socio-economic aspect, backed up by public institutions and their private companies.

Cevicos Township

Cevicos named after the river bathing, to 1606 and was mentioned Cevicos, speaking Census Osorio a herd of cows owned by Fernando Morales, a resident of Cotuí, which means, says Rincon Villa La Mejorada, pg. 193, the possibility that the population of Cevicos not as old as some speculators native history of this province want to suggest, indicating the falsehood that was founded in the early sixteenth century, however, by inference is likely that population began to develop in the early nineteenth century (1800).

By decree 606 of June 25, 1859, as president, General Pedro Santana, becomes Cevicos in Common Command Cotuí, 24 August 1861, by resolution of the Captaincy General, after the annexation to Spain, was Military Rank elevated by Commander Pedro Soto, under the military government of La Vega. During the government of the Restoration was again Cevicos Since Cantonal, their fields were fought several skirmishes, in which many cevicanos involved in homeland defense.

Villa La Mata

This community is one of the youngest in the territory which forms the province of Sanchez Ramirez. What is known today as the Mata, in time of the Restoration was called the Higuero Higuerito was also called, and it was only a small settlement which had its center in a large wooden house located on the road Loneliness and the Bija, owned by the Romero family.

Before the settlement began to spread along the road today Cotui-La Vega this part is known as the Camino Real, because it was the most important means of communication of the Republic, also was full of royal palms.

Since the inauguration of the irrigation canals in the early years of the 1950's because of the development of an overproduction of rice in this area is when it starts to turn a fast economic development, leading to massive immigration, established in this area a considerable amount of people from the south and east of the country, especially in the fields of San Juan de la Maguana and Monte Cristis.

It is said that the place, after extended all along the stretch of highway or road, became known by the name of La Mata, which according to tradition, was due to a mango tree located near where the road begins The neighborhood that leads to Corozos. This plant was used to tie goats.



In 1772 during the colonial government of José Solano Pot, founded the town of Angelina, her original name, San Rafael de Angelina, named after the wife of the Solano, Doña Rafaela Ortiz Angelina, at the same time began construction of a port, Mr. Hernando Alonzo, precise order of the governor Solano Pot was the builder. The port was used to transport by canoe, following the route of Camu and Yuna rivers, cocoa, snuff and other agricultural products to the Samaná Bay to be exported to Spain. Antonio Sánchez Valverde in his idea of the value of the Spanish island refers to Angelina and says it was a sort of warehouse for storage of snuff that the king has led to the Royal Factory of Seville. With the landing of Angelina, and Angelina Cotuí, which had been raised to new life Parish recover, strengthen agriculture, planted large quantities of products for export, the main were: snuff, coffee and cocoa. Solano, the governor found it necessary to ask the Crown to build a road from Santiago to Angelina, for baskets of snuff that is harvested in the Cibao were carried in carts to the landing not in the back of beast.

In the heat of the revolution of Cibao tobacco, 7 December 1857, in Moca meet a group of Dominicans with very advanced political ideas to formulate a new constitution and decide to move the headquarters to the capital of the Republic, was then when there is a proposal to raise the capital to Angelina, because this was considered the geographic center of the country and located halfway between Santo Domingo and Santiago. José Hernández represented Eufemio Cotuí, after lengthy discussions the point was voting, Santiago obtaining most votes and the privilege of being the Capital, as it was during the provisional government of the Restoration, but was the point of being Angelina.

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2009

About Cotuí


This city is the head of the province of Sanchez Ramirez. His name, written or Cotoy Cotuy formerly was the Taíno name of the region around the town, in fact we have a park named after the Indian Cotoy.

One of the oldest cities in the Old World, was founded in 1510 by Rodrigo de Trujillo.