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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Stowaway Found on Miami-Bound Flight From Dominican Republic - U.S. News & World Report

Stowaway Found on Miami-Bound Flight From Dominican Republic
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Stowaway Found on Miami-Bound Flight From Dominican Republic. Authorities say a stowaway on a flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami was spotted emerging from the plane's wheel well and sent back home. Aug. 14, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.. MORE.

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Grace UMC members go to Dominican Republic - StarNewsOnline.com

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Grace UMC members go to Dominican Republic
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So when Grace United Methodist Church announced a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, I volunteered. Our youth minister, Kelley Ahlers, was the power behind the trip and the community completely supported us. Our group of 10 teenagers and six ...



Stowaway survives AA flight from the Dominican Republic | Daily ... - Daily Mail

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Stowaway survives AA flight from the Dominican Republic | Daily ...
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A stowaway survived almost two hours in sub-zero conditions after clambering aboard the front landing gear of a passenger jet about to fly from the Dominican ...

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Dominican Republic to reach 860 public internet zones by 2018 - Business News Americas (subscription)

Dominican Republic to reach 860 public internet zones by 2018
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The Dominican Republic will have over 200 public internet spots by the end of the year, and the figure is expected ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating on ...



Diving Into Dominican Republic's Hidden Scuba Gems - GlobeNewswire (press release)

GlobeNewswire (press release)

Diving Into Dominican Republic's Hidden Scuba Gems
GlobeNewswire (press release)
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Aug. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beneath Dominican Republic's picturesque azure waters lies a diver's oasis filled with colorful coral reefs, mysterious underwater caves and shipwrecks, and some of the ...

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Citadel basketball bound for week-long trip to Dominican Republic - Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Post Courier

Citadel basketball bound for week-long trip to Dominican Republic
Charleston Post Courier
The Citadel will face the Dominican Republic U19 Select Team twice, once on Sunday less than 24 hours after arriving, and again on Wednesday. A matinee game against the Higueyana U25 Select Team on Monday is the middle of the three games on the ...



Minor earthquake - Dominican Republic Region on August 16, 2017 - Earthquake Report

Minor earthquake - Dominican Republic Region on August 16, 2017
Earthquake Report
Minor earthquake - Dominican Republic Region on August 16, 2017. Created August 16, 2017 Last update August 16, 2017 12:35 By Armand Vervaeck. . Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 3.4. Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown.

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Duke basketball: Krzyzewski to undergo knee surgery; Dominican Republic trip canceled - NCAA.com

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Duke basketball: Krzyzewski to undergo knee surgery; Dominican Republic trip canceled
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While it's disappointing that we aren't able to make the Dominican Republic trip, this is a positive development for both our team and myself because it will allow us to be at full strength for the start of practice this fall, Krzyzewski said. After ...
Duke cancels Dominican Republic trip due to Mike Krzyzewski's knee surgeryUSA TODAY
Krzyzewski to have knee replacement surgery, Duke cancels trip to Dominican RepublicWRALSportsFan.com
Mike Krzyzewski to have knee replacement; Duke cancels Dominican Republic tripCBSSports.com
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Dominican Republic ex leader gets 57% of ruling party vote: poll - Dominican Today

Dominican Today

Dominican Republic ex leader gets 57% of ruling party vote: poll
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 ...

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Game Times Set for Dominican Republic Trip - Duke University Blue ... - GoDuke.com

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Game Times Set for Dominican Republic Trip - Duke University Blue ...
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DURHAM, N.C. Game times have been finalized for the Duke men's basketball program's exhibition games against the Dominican Republic National Team on ...

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