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
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House Hunting in the Dominican Republic: A Tropical Compound for $2.5 Million - The New York Times
  1. House Hunting in the Dominican Republic: A Tropical Compound for $2.5 Million  The New York Times
  2. Delray Beach brothers still stuck in Dominican Republic, facing delays in justice  WPEC
  3. Dominican Republic receives China's Sinovac vaccine - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  4. US: drug trafficking still a serious problem in the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today
  5. Home Looking within the Dominican Republic: A Tropical Compound for $2.5 Million  The Times Hub
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Dominican Republic Begins Mass Vaccination Plan Against COVID-19 - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic Begins Mass Vaccination Plan Against COVID-19  GlobeNewswire

Dominican Republic receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines - CGTNDominican Republic receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines  CGTN

COVID-19 vaccine: Consigment of made-in-India jabs reaches Dominican Republic - Business TodayCOVID-19 vaccine: Consigment of made-in-India jabs reaches Dominican Republic  Business Today

Huawei will not be excluded from 5G network in Dominican Republic - gizmochinaHuawei will not be excluded from 5G network in Dominican Republic  gizmochina

Central American Bank donates US $ 1 million to the Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayCentral American Bank donates US $ 1 million to the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic and Curacao to host centralised Caribbean club competitions - Inside World FootballDominican Republic and Curacao to host centralised Caribbean club competitions  Inside World Football

The nursing homes begin to vaccinate the elderly in the Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayThe nursing homes begin to vaccinate the elderly in the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Hopkins Finishes 11th In Dominican Republic - BernewsHopkins Finishes 11th In Dominican Republic  Bernews

Dominican Republic financial sector boasts US$21.7B in loans - Dominican TodayDominican Republic financial sector boasts US$21.7B in loans  Dominican Today

The Dominican avocado will be sold in the US market under its own collective export brand - FreshPlaza.comThe Dominican avocado will be sold in the US market under its own collective export brand  FreshPlaza.com

Huawei catches a 5G break in the Dominican Republic - RCR Wireless NewsHuawei catches a 5G break in the Dominican Republic  RCR Wireless News

“The Dominican Republic is a world example of how pandemic tourism can be safely managed” - Dominican Today“The Dominican Republic is a world example of how pandemic tourism can be safely managed”  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic Travel Restrictions: Things Tourists Should Know for 2021 - TravelPulseDominican Republic Travel Restrictions: Things Tourists Should Know for 2021  TravelPulse

K+N transports Sinovac Covid vaccines from China to Dominican Republic - Air Cargo NewsK+N transports Sinovac Covid vaccines from China to Dominican Republic  Air Cargo News

External Funds, Cost Cuts Bolster Dominican Republic Covid Response - Fitch RatingsExternal Funds, Cost Cuts Bolster Dominican Republic Covid Response  Fitch Ratings

Dominican Republic: first stop in the flight of Haitian political leaders - Dominican TodayDominican Republic: first stop in the flight of Haitian political leaders  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic Olympic Committee to sign deal to support athlete training - Insidethegames.bizDominican Republic Olympic Committee to sign deal to support athlete training  Insidethegames.biz

Latest data underlines solid visitor recovery in Dominican Republic - The Moodie Davitt Report - The Moodie Davitt ReportLatest data underlines solid visitor recovery in Dominican Republic - The Moodie Davitt Report  The Moodie Davitt Report

5th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress to be Held June 9th and 10th in Dominican Republic - GlobeNewswire5th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress to be Held June 9th and 10th in Dominican Republic  GlobeNewswire

All-Inclusive Luxury in the Dominican Republic - TravelPulseAll-Inclusive Luxury in the Dominican Republic  TravelPulse

Dominican Republic Upstream (Oil and Gas) Fiscal and Regulatory Guide Update 2021 – Full Steam Ahead – The Bisouv Network - The Bisouv NetworkDominican Republic Upstream (Oil and Gas) Fiscal and Regulatory Guide Update 2021 – Full Steam Ahead – The Bisouv Network  The Bisouv Network

Dominican Gov. helps Haiti solve kidnapping case - Dominican TodayDominican Gov. helps Haiti solve kidnapping case  Dominican Today

Precipitate Gold Completes Two Drill Holes and Pauses Program at Ponton Project, Dominican Republic - Junior Mining NetworkPrecipitate Gold Completes Two Drill Holes and Pauses Program at Ponton Project, Dominican Republic  Junior Mining Network

Discover the Dominican Republic's La Romana - TravelPulseDiscover the Dominican Republic's La Romana  TravelPulse

Wheatley: Dominican Republic man escaped Virgin Islands after breaking quarantine - BVI BeaconWheatley: Dominican Republic man escaped Virgin Islands after breaking quarantine  BVI Beacon

Hopkins Finishes Third In Dominican Republic - BernewsHopkins Finishes Third In Dominican Republic  Bernews

Dominican Republic deploys 7,200 troops on border in response to Haiti crisis - Dominican TodayDominican Republic deploys 7,200 troops on border in response to Haiti crisis  Dominican Today

IDB projects losses of 7% of GDP for Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayIDB projects losses of 7% of GDP for Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic overseer 'applied makeup' to audits - Dominican TodayDominican Republic overseer 'applied makeup' to audits  Dominican Today

Today Dominican Republic will receive vaccines arriving from China - Dominican TodayToday Dominican Republic will receive vaccines arriving from China  Dominican Today

Green gold in the Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayGreen gold in the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Caribbean Travel Restrictions: Experiencing the Dominican Republic's Safety Protocols - TravelPulseCaribbean Travel Restrictions: Experiencing the Dominican Republic's Safety Protocols  TravelPulse

Dominican Republic pulls away from U.S. Virgin Islands in overtime, qualifying for FIBA AmeriCup 2022 - FIBADominican Republic pulls away from U.S. Virgin Islands in overtime, qualifying for FIBA AmeriCup 2022  FIBA

Abinader to deliver his first state of the country speech - Dominican TodayAbinader to deliver his first state of the country speech  Dominican Today

‘Stateless’ movie review: Doc explores Haiti, Dominican Republic’s anti-Black history — and present - Global News‘Stateless’ movie review: Doc explores Haiti, Dominican Republic’s anti-Black history — and present  Global News

Quake info: Weak mag. 3.9 earthquake - 4.4 km northeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic, on Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 2:28 am (GMT -4) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Weak mag. 3.9 earthquake - 4.4 km northeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic, on Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 2:28 am (GMT -4)  VolcanoDiscovery

UPDATE: What the Haitian embassy in the DR says about the kidnapping of Dominicans - Dominican TodayUPDATE: What the Haitian embassy in the DR says about the kidnapping of Dominicans  Dominican Today

Caribbean Situation Report December 2020 - Dominican Republic - ReliefWebCaribbean Situation Report December 2020 - Dominican Republic  ReliefWeb

Dominican Republic gets China's Sinovac inoculation - MENAFN.COMDominican Republic gets China's Sinovac inoculation  MENAFN.COM

Dominican fish farm project seeks to export tilapia - Dominican TodayDominican fish farm project seeks to export tilapia  Dominican Today

Kaden Hopkins Competes In Dominican Republic - BernewsKaden Hopkins Competes In Dominican Republic  Bernews

Dominican avocado Country Brand - Dominican TodayDominican avocado Country Brand  Dominican Today

President Abinader defines the signing of the Electricity Pact as an act of responsibility of the Government and the participating sectors - BNamericas EnglishPresident Abinader defines the signing of the Electricity Pact as an act of responsibility of the Government and the participating sectors  BNamericas English

Eastern Airlines Set to Launch New Dominican Republic Flights - Caribbean JournalEastern Airlines Set to Launch New Dominican Republic Flights  Caribbean Journal

Dominican Republic deploys thousands of troops along border with Haiti - Jamaica ObserverDominican Republic deploys thousands of troops along border with Haiti  Jamaica Observer

Haiti denies link between ex-mayor and kidnapping of Dominicans - Dominican TodayHaiti denies link between ex-mayor and kidnapping of Dominicans  Dominican Today

Dominican Gov. readies tender to install 800MW on natural gas - Dominican TodayDominican Gov. readies tender to install 800MW on natural gas  Dominican Today

InterEnergy Purchases an additional 100 Level 2 and 50 DCFC Blink Charging Stations to Expand its EV Infrastructure Footprint - BNamericas EnglishInterEnergy Purchases an additional 100 Level 2 and 50 DCFC Blink Charging Stations to Expand its EV Infrastructure Footprint  BNamericas English

Coronavirus in the Dominican Republic: 9 deaths and 328 cases of infection - Dominican TodayCoronavirus in the Dominican Republic: 9 deaths and 328 cases of infection  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic on the way to amend its legislation to decriminalize abortion - AL DIA NewsDominican Republic on the way to amend its legislation to decriminalize abortion  AL DIA News

Hemp is NOT Marijuana: but it is a potential windfall for the Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayHemp is NOT Marijuana: but it is a potential windfall for the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic Starts Mass Vaccination Plan Against COVID-19 - The Weekly JournalDominican Republic Starts Mass Vaccination Plan Against COVID-19  The Weekly Journal

Frontier Airlines Launches New Flights to Cancun, Dominican Republic - Caribbean JournalFrontier Airlines Launches New Flights to Cancun, Dominican Republic  Caribbean Journal

Dominican envoy talks dancing bachata to 'Dynamite' to green cooperation - Korea JoongAng DailyDominican envoy talks dancing bachata to 'Dynamite' to green cooperation  Korea JoongAng Daily

These Projects Are Working to Stop Gender Violence - EntrepreneurThese Projects Are Working to Stop Gender Violence  Entrepreneur

US dollar drops 40 points in Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayUS dollar drops 40 points in Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

More doses arrive as Covid vaccination advances in Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayMore doses arrive as Covid vaccination advances in Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Thank you India: Dominica PM extends gratitude for 70,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine - Republic TVThank you India: Dominica PM extends gratitude for 70,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine  Republic TV

There is still no news of Dominicans kidnapped in Haiti - Dominican TodayThere is still no news of Dominicans kidnapped in Haiti  Dominican Today

Communicators react after the first vaccinated in the Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayCommunicators react after the first vaccinated in the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

US airlines will expand their routes to the Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayUS airlines will expand their routes to the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

The Dominican Republic will create a “technological border” with Haiti - Dominican TodayThe Dominican Republic will create a “technological border” with Haiti  Dominican Today

T&T vs Guyana World Cup Qualifier to be played in Dominican Republic - Loop News Trinidad and TobagoT&T vs Guyana World Cup Qualifier to be played in Dominican Republic  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

Dominican National Admits Trafficking Fentanyl After Illegally Re-Entering the United States - Department of JusticeDominican National Admits Trafficking Fentanyl After Illegally Re-Entering the United States  Department of Justice

Accolade: Dominican tourism words of praise from the UNWTO secretary - Dominican TodayAccolade: Dominican tourism words of praise from the UNWTO secretary  Dominican Today

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Villa Isabela, 38 km west of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 11:06 am (GMT -4) - 9 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Villa Isabela, 38 km west of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 11:06 am (GMT -4) - 9 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Seven more Dominicans die from COVID, total 3,082 - Dominican TodaySeven more Dominicans die from COVID, total 3,082  Dominican Today

Who should I contact for Consular services? | US Embassy in the Dominican Republic - US Embassy in the Dominican Republic.Who should I contact for Consular services? | US Embassy in the Dominican Republic  US Embassy in the Dominican Republic.

Biden brings hope to 40,000+ Dominicans waiting to emigrate - Dominican TodayBiden brings hope to 40,000+ Dominicans waiting to emigrate  Dominican Today

A stadium for Dominican Republic's most populous city - Dominican TodayA stadium for Dominican Republic's most populous city  Dominican Today

Haitians return to their country after border operation - Dominican TodayHaitians return to their country after border operation  Dominican Today

WHO chief Tedros thanks India, PM Modi for supporting 'COVID-19 vaccine equity' - Business TodayWHO chief Tedros thanks India, PM Modi for supporting 'COVID-19 vaccine equity'  Business Today

Falcondo withdraws Loma Miranda mining plans - BNamericas EnglishFalcondo withdraws Loma Miranda mining plans  BNamericas English

From larimar to leggings, a surprising array of Dominican exports - Dominican TodayFrom larimar to leggings, a surprising array of Dominican exports  Dominican Today

2 friends who worked together learn they're biological sisters - ABC News2 friends who worked together learn they're biological sisters  ABC News

Dreams Dominicus resort, luxury for couples and families - Dominican TodayDreams Dominicus resort, luxury for couples and families  Dominican Today

Public Health notifies four deaths and reports 904 new cases of Covid-19 in Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayPublic Health notifies four deaths and reports 904 new cases of Covid-19 in Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Dominicans shouldn't travel to Haiti for now - Dominican TodayDominicans shouldn't travel to Haiti for now  Dominican Today

[INTERVIEW] New Dominican envoy looks to Korea as inspiration for sustainable development - Korea Times[INTERVIEW] New Dominican envoy looks to Korea as inspiration for sustainable development  Korea Times

Talks start with kidnappers of 2 Dominicans, 1 Haitian - Dominican TodayTalks start with kidnappers of 2 Dominicans, 1 Haitian  Dominican Today

Second stage podium place for Hopkins in Dominican Republic - Royal GazetteSecond stage podium place for Hopkins in Dominican Republic  Royal Gazette

Abinader: Dominican Republic has recovered more than 100,000 tourism jobs - Dominican TodayAbinader: Dominican Republic has recovered more than 100,000 tourism jobs  Dominican Today

COVID-19 pandemic charges Latin American med-tech sector - BioWorld OnlineCOVID-19 pandemic charges Latin American med-tech sector  BioWorld Online

They were filming a movie in Haiti. Then they got kidnapped. - Miami HeraldThey were filming a movie in Haiti. Then they got kidnapped.  Miami Herald

This week 768,000 vaccines arrive from China - Dominican TodayThis week 768,000 vaccines arrive from China  Dominican Today

Dominican National Sentenced For Role In Waterbury Drug Ring - Patch.comDominican National Sentenced For Role In Waterbury Drug Ring  Patch.com

A year into the pandemic: 3,075 deaths; 9 on Wed. - Dominican TodayA year into the pandemic: 3,075 deaths; 9 on Wed.  Dominican Today

Trump figures in Dominican Rep. alleged fraud case - Dominican TodayTrump figures in Dominican Rep. alleged fraud case  Dominican Today

India to open missions in Estonia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic - The HinduIndia to open missions in Estonia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic  The Hindu

Dominican Republic Inspires Travelers Through Its New Virtual Country Platform - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic Inspires Travelers Through Its New Virtual Country Platform  GlobeNewswire

Dominican Republic to Implement New Electronic Ticket Portal for Inbound and Outbound Travel - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic to Implement New Electronic Ticket Portal for Inbound and Outbound Travel  GlobeNewswire

Dominican Republic PM writes to Prime Minister Modi seeking assistance on vaccination - OneindiaDominican Republic PM writes to Prime Minister Modi seeking assistance on vaccination  Oneindia

Dominican Republic Announces Protocols for the Reactivation of Tourism - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic Announces Protocols for the Reactivation of Tourism  GlobeNewswire

Dominican Republic Among the Top Two Most Searched US Holiday Travel Destinations - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic Among the Top Two Most Searched US Holiday Travel Destinations  GlobeNewswire

Dominican Republic - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses  GlobeNewswire

Welcome to FIFA.com News - Dominican Republic dreaming big - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Dominican Republic dreaming big  FIFA.com

Dominican Republic President Details Strong Recovery Numbers at Opening Tourism Ceremony - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic President Details Strong Recovery Numbers at Opening Tourism Ceremony  GlobeNewswire

The Dominican Republic Announces Tourism Recovery Plan Centered On Health Safety - GlobeNewswireThe Dominican Republic Announces Tourism Recovery Plan Centered On Health Safety  GlobeNewswire

Dominican Republic Announces Complimentary COVID-19 Antigen Testing to Address New CDC Protocols - GlobeNewswireDominican Republic Announces Complimentary COVID-19 Antigen Testing to Address New CDC Protocols  GlobeNewswire