Local January 26, 2012 | 3:46 pm

Senate mistakes Founding Father’s dates, its President apologizes

SANTO DOMINGO. – A deluge of criticism in the news media and social networks was unleashed Thursday when the publication paid by the Senate confused the birth date of the Patriarch Juan Pablo Duarte with that of his death.

Dominicans today mark his 199th anniversary Duate’s birth, for which Senate president Reinaldo Pared apologized for the flub.

"We render our more felt excuses for the involuntary error on Duarte contained in the publication of the Senate," the lawmaker said.

Juan Pablo Duarte was born in Santo Domingo January 26, 1813, and passed away in Venezuela in 1876.

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