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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Good News: Girl Scouts collecting for Dominican Republic - WTOC

Good News: Girl Scouts collecting for Dominican Republic
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Baseball season has begun in the Coastal Empire, and some local Girl Scouts are also making their pitch to help ballplayers in a different part of the world. WTOC's Tim Guidera takes a look at a baseball equipment drive put on by the Girl Scouts of ...



IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Dominican Republic - International Monetary Fund

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Dominican Republic
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They welcomed the Dominican Republic's dynamic economic performance, as evidenced by sustained output and employment growth, low inflation and stronger current account. Directors commended the authorities' pursuit of macroeconomic stability and ...

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Thousands march in Dominican Republic against Odebrecht ... - AL DIA News

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Thousands march in Dominican Republic against Odebrecht ...
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Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in the northern Dominican province of Santiago to demand that officials involved in taking bribes from Brazilian ...
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Trailer Bridge extends Dominican Republic niche service - JOC.com

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Trailer Bridge extends Dominican Republic niche service
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Trailer Bridge is developing a new niche with 53-foot containers on a twice-weekly service to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, while weathering a difficult US mainland-Puerto Rico market. The Santo Domingo service was launched six months ago.



Ian Kinsler Contrasts US Playing Style with Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic - Bleacher Report

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Ian Kinsler Contrasts US Playing Style with Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
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Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler apparently isn't a fan of the passion the Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic teams have displayed during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. "I hope kids watching the WBC can watch the way we play the game and ...
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Trial in Dominican Republic for Woodlands man delayed again ... - Chron.com

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Trial in Dominican Republic for Woodlands man delayed again ...
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A businessman from The Woodlands saw his trial once again postponed in the Dominican Republic, his lawyer said Wednesday. Larry Davis, 44, faces drug ...

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Tragedies Lead to Calls for Change in the Dominican Republic - WSJ - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

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Tragedies Lead to Calls for Change in the Dominican Republic - WSJ
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Reckless driving, low drunk-driving enforcement and the cash from pro baseball contracts have too often proven a deadly mix for some players in the Dominican ...

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Haiti - Dominican Republic : Already more than 180000 Haitians expelled - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - Dominican Republic : Already more than 180000 Haitians expelled
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Thursday, Lieutenant General Mximo William Muoz Delgado, Director of the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) revealed that his agency had expelled 8,383 foreigners in their respective country since the beginning of the year. He pointed out that ...



US knocks defending champion Dominican Republic out of WBC - Sportsnet.ca

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US knocks defending champion Dominican Republic out of WBC
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SAN DIEGO Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer and the United States eliminated the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic, beating the defending champions 6-3 Saturday night to earn a spot in the semifinals. Stanton's two-run shot into ...
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Nursing student serves in Dominican Republic - Mount Airy News

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Nursing student serves in Dominican Republic
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A nursing student from Surry County recently spent a week providing medical services in the Dominican Republic, which allowed her to aid patients in dire need while gaining a better appreciation of U.S. health care. Jade McCormick Kiger of Mount Airy ...