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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Yankees' Dellin Betances 'owes it to his parents' to play for Dominican Republic in World Baseball Classic - New York Daily News

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Yankees' Dellin Betances 'owes it to his parents' to play for Dominican Republic in World Baseball Classic
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Joe Torre, Team USA's GM, asked Betances to represent the United States in next month's tournament, but the Yankees' elite setup man decided to play for the Dominican Republic because he wanted to honor his parents. Betances was born and raised in ...
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World Baseball Classic odds: USA, DR, Japan favorites | SI.com
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Despite never having won the event, the United States is the betting favorite for next month's World Baseball Classic. Check out a full betting previe.
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5 things you MUST see on a trip to the Dominican Republic
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Locals in the Dominican Republic have an underlying satisfaction with life that's as infectious as a cold on UK public transport. And the sun-caked Caribbean nation is home to all things exotic - from quirky local cuisines to tropical mountain hikes ...



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Toms River Man's Accused Killer Arrested In Dominican Republic: Prosecutor
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NEWARK, NJ A Connecticut man wanted in connection with the 2016 murder of a Rutgers University student from Toms River has been arrested in the Dominican Republic, authorities said. U.S. Marshals arrested Fraynned Ramirez, 26, of Hartford, at an ...
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Police say man from Dominican Republic used fake name to try to get NH license
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Zapata is a citizen of the Dominican Republic. Zapata was taken into custody and charged with unsworn falsification and tampering with public records. He refused bail and was arraigned in Manchester district court Thursday. The judge set bail at $20 ...
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Giants' Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2016, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto warms up before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago. Cueto remains in his native Dominican Republic helping ...
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Two dead, 12 missing in Dominican Republic boat mishap(Update ...
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