Dominican Republic

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

Santo Domingo

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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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Building communities through baseball in the Dominican Republic - CGTN America (blog)

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Building communities through baseball in the Dominican Republic
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Undocumented Aliens a Big Problem for Dominican Republic - The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Undocumented Aliens a Big Problem for Dominican Republic
The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
The Dominican Republic's Directorate General of Migration (DGM) reported that, in November, 10,696 foreigners from six countries [mainly from Haiti] were expelled or not admitted at the border and returned to their respective countries. This brings to ...



Canadian casino mogul sentenced to 20 years in a Dominican Republic prison for attempted murder - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

Canadian casino mogul sentenced to 20 years in a Dominican Republic prison for attempted murder
CBC.ca
In his interview with CBC News, Antonio Carbone denied he or his brother Francesco had any connection to the shooting "It's impossible that I could've taken a shot at his house because I've been kidnapped or illegally imprisoned and kidnapped in the ...



Starling Marte is heating up back home in the Dominican Republic - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Starling Marte is heating up back home in the Dominican Republic
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Starling Marte ignited the burners and bolted from the batter's box. As the baseball curled into the right-field corner at Estadio Quisqueya on Tuesday night, Marte placed his wager. He sped around first base and ...



Former Park High student dies in Dominican Republic accident - The Livingston Enterprise

The Livingston Enterprise

Former Park High student dies in Dominican Republic accident
The Livingston Enterprise
A former Park High School student was killed in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic early Monday morning. Gus Beaudin, 19, son of Chris and Posi Beaudin, of Livingston, died when the vehicle he was in, which was stopped at a traffic light in ...



Guano-filled tunnels cause deadly outbreak in Dominican Republic - Healio

Healio

Guano-filled tunnels cause deadly outbreak in Dominican Republic
Healio
Tunnels filled knee-high with bat guano caused a deadly outbreak of histoplasmosis in the Dominican Republic, raising awareness of what may be an underdiagnosed infection in Latin America, investigators said. The outbreak occurred in 2015 among 36 men ...



Elder Cook meets with president of Dominican Republic, speaks at religious freedom symposium during visit to ... - Deseret News

Deseret News

Elder Cook meets with president of Dominican Republic, speaks at religious freedom symposium during visit to ...
Deseret News
20 addressing members and missionaries, hosting a young single adult devotional, meeting with government leaders, and speaking at a religious freedom symposium sponsored by Pontifical Catholic University in the Dominican Republic. He was accompanied ...



Missionary Returns from Dominican Republic - Gridley Herald

Gridley Herald

Missionary Returns from Dominican Republic
Gridley Herald
Alexis Stewart has completed her service in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served for 18 months and shared gospel teachings in Spanish. She served in the cities of Las Americas ...



Flights from New Orleans to the Dominican Republic return next year - New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)

New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)

Flights from New Orleans to the Dominican Republic return next year
New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)
Vacation Express will again offer seasonal flights from New Orleans to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in 2018. The four-night rotation to Punta Cana from Louis Armstrong International Airport was one of three cities announced Wednesday, including ...



Balding Brit looking for love becomes accidental star after flying out to Caribbean only to be turned down by ... - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk

Balding Brit looking for love becomes accidental star after flying out to Caribbean only to be turned down by ...
Mirror.co.uk
The intriguing episode has divided people in the Dominican Republic, where it has featured heavily on news bulletins and current affairs programmes. Local Lola Segura wrote: This woman turned her back on him because he didn't have money so she wasn't ...