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Tuesday, 13 October 2020 is an official day of mourning, honoring the life of Ivelisse Prats Ramírez de Pérez. Prats died on Sunday at 89-years of age after suffering a fall at home that resulted in health complications.

She is recognized for her career as a professor and politician. She was secretary of the Secretariat of Education, today ministry of education. She was dean of the School of Humanities of the state university UASD. She was the first secretary-general of the Dominican Association of Public School Teachers and is credited with instating the medical insurance for teachers.

She served as a deputy for the Chamber of Deputies in Congress for the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD). She was married for life to Dominican author and comedian Mario Emilio Perez. She had six children.

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