Dominican Republic

Country Dominican Republic
Capital Santo Domingo
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Peso(DOP)
Languages Spanish

Santo Domingo

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Introduction

Explored and claimed by Christopher COLUMBUS on his first voyage in 1492, the island of Hispaniola became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. In 1697, Spain recognized French dominion over the western third of the island, which in 1804 became Haiti. The remainder of the island, by then known as Santo Domingo, sought to gain its own independence in 1821 but was conquered and ruled by the Haitians for 22 years; it finally attained independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844. In 1861, the Dominicans voluntarily returned to the Spanish Empire, but two years later they launched a war that restored independence in 1865. A legacy of unsettled, mostly non-representative rule followed, capped by the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas TRUJILLO from 1930-61. Juan BOSCH was elected president in 1962 but was deposed in a military coup in 1963. In 1965, the United States led an intervention in the midst of a civil war sparked by an uprising to restore BOSCH. In 1966, Joaquin BALAGUER defeated BOSCH in an election to become president. BALAGUER maintained a tight grip on power for most of the next 30 years when international reaction to flawed elections forced him to curtail his term in 1996. Since then, regular competitive elections have been held in which opposition candidates have won the presidency. Former President (1996-2000) Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna won election to a new term in 2004 following a constitutional amendment allowing presidents to serve more than one term, and was since reelected to a second consecutive term.

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Dominican Republic - Wikipedia
Dominican Republic - CIA World Fact Book
Dominican Republic - BBC
Dominican Republic - Timeline - BBC

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As it happened: With the Royals at Yordano Ventura's funeral in Dominican Republic - Kansas City Star

Kansas City Star

As it happened: With the Royals at Yordano Ventura's funeral in Dominican Republic
Kansas City Star
The Royals' bus embarked before 7 a.m. local time Tuesday from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas to services for Yordano Ventura, who died early Sunday in a car crash. Kansas City Star sports columnist Vahe Gregorian and photojournalist John Sleezer ...
MLB.com national reporter Jesse Sanchez reflects on the life of Yordano Ventura following his tragic passing at the ...MLB.com
Gone in an instant: Andy Marte, Yordano Ventura die on dangerous roads in Dominican Republiccleveland.com
Two MLB Players Killed in Separate Crashes in Dominican RepublicNY1
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Baseball Tragedy: Two Players Die in Crashes in the Dominican Republic - New York Times

New York Times

Baseball Tragedy: Two Players Die in Crashes in the Dominican Republic
New York Times
When Yordano Ventura won Game 6 of the 2014 World Series for the Kansas City Royals, he wore the initials of Oscar Taveras on his cap. Taveras, an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, had just been killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic ...
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican RepublicWashington Post
Royals' Yordano Ventura, 25, killed in car crash in Dominican RepublicCBSSports.com
Yordano Ventura & Andy Marte killed in Dominican Republic car crashesBBC News
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Thousands March Against Corruption in Dominican Republic | News ... - teleSUR English

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Thousands March Against Corruption in Dominican Republic | News ...
teleSUR English
teleSUR English is an alternative representation for world news. we focus on the people, the common citizen, stories untold by traditonal media. you will only find ...
Odebrecht to pay US184mn in Dominican Republic fineBusiness News Americas (subscription)

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A Dominican Republic mired in corruption hosts regional leaders ... - Dominican Today

Dominican Today

A Dominican Republic mired in corruption hosts regional leaders ...
Dominican Today
The first and only english language online news publication in the Dominican Republic. Providing local and international news, DR guides and access to real ...
Evo Morales travels to Dominican Republic for CLACS SummitPrensa Latina
Latin American Herald Tribune - Ministers Arrive for CELAC Summit ...Latin American Herald Tribune

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Peter Greenberg WorldwideCasa de Campo, The Dominican RepublicJanuary 21, 2017 - Peter Greenberg.com Travel News

Peter Greenberg.com Travel News

Peter Greenberg WorldwideCasa de Campo, The Dominican RepublicJanuary 21, 2017
Peter Greenberg.com Travel News
This week the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Joining me will be Scott McCartney, Travel Editor for The Wall Street Journal, on what to expect in travel for 2017the good bad and ugly.



Report: Bautista 'likely' to play for Dominican Republic at WBC - Sportsnet.ca

Sportsnet.ca

Report: Bautista 'likely' to play for Dominican Republic at WBC
Sportsnet.ca
The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 2-0 to win the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but Bautista was not on the team. Former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos refused Bautista's participation because he underwent season-ending wrist ...

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From the Dominican Republic to the World: United Telemedicine Network - Dominican Today

Dominican Today

From the Dominican Republic to the World: United Telemedicine Network
Dominican Today
Strategically located in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers excellent connections to the Americas and the rest of the world, having the second-best transportation infrastructure in the region and the largest number of air and sea ...



Ral Castro Arrives in the Dominican Republic - Escambray

Escambray

Ral Castro Arrives in the Dominican Republic
Escambray
... taking place tomorrow January 25. The Cuban delegation includes Foreign Minister Bruno Rodrguez Parrilla, deputy ministers Abelardo Moreno Fernndez and Rogelio Sierra Daz, and Cuban ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Carlos Jess de la ...



Bomb threat diverts Dominican Republic-bound flight to FLL ... - 7News - WSVN-TV

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Bomb threat diverts Dominican Republic-bound flight to FLL ...
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FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A flight headed to the Dominican Republic from New Jersey was diverted to ...

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Authorities in Dominican Republic say MLB players Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes - Ottawa Citizen

Authorities in Dominican Republic say MLB players Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes
Ottawa Citizen
Authorities in Dominican Republic say MLB players Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes. The Associated Press 01.22.2017. ShareAdjustCommentPrint. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Authorities in Dominican ...