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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Photos and Stories of Protesters in the Dominican Republic: A Fight for Democracy - RemezclaPhotos and Stories of Protesters in the Dominican Republic: A Fight for Democracy  Remezcla

Dominican Republic: 2 unprecedented events in just one week - Dominican TodayDominican Republic: 2 unprecedented events in just one week  Dominican Today

'Pots-and-pans protest' targets Dominican Republic leader - Dominican Today'Pots-and-pans protest' targets Dominican Republic leader  Dominican Today

A 4th protest-in-black in Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayA 4th protest-in-black in Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Canadian men fall to Dominican Republic 88-84 in OT - The Chronicle JournalCanadian men fall to Dominican Republic 88-84 in OT  The Chronicle Journal

Venezuela VP: Dominican Republic Gov. 'lackeys of the US' - Dominican TodayVenezuela VP: Dominican Republic Gov. 'lackeys of the US'  Dominican Today

Hundreds in downtown Miami protest Dominican Republic election mishap - WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort LauderdaleHundreds in downtown Miami protest Dominican Republic election mishap  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Medical Residents Get Hands-On Experience in the Dominican Republic - Adventist ReviewMedical Residents Get Hands-On Experience in the Dominican Republic  Adventist Review

Hidden Gems of Dominican Republic - Peter Greenberg.com Travel NewsHidden Gems of Dominican Republic  Peter Greenberg.com Travel News

TAKING ON THE HOSTS: US vs. Dominican Republic in Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship - frontrowsoccer.comTAKING ON THE HOSTS: US vs. Dominican Republic in Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship  frontrowsoccer.com

U-20 USWNT beats Dominican Republic 4-0 in World Cup Qualifying - Soccerwire.comU-20 USWNT beats Dominican Republic 4-0 in World Cup Qualifying  Soccerwire.com

From the mission field - Dominican Republic disaster-response workshop - LCMS ReporterFrom the mission field - Dominican Republic disaster-response workshop  LCMS Reporter

U-20 USWNT Continues World Cup Qualifying vs. Host Dominican Republic - U.S. SoccerU-20 USWNT Continues World Cup Qualifying vs. Host Dominican Republic  U.S. Soccer

Seen@ Dominican Republic Independence and Flag Raising Celebration 2020 (photos) - MassLive.comSeen@ Dominican Republic Independence and Flag Raising Celebration 2020 (photos)  MassLive.com

Spain's Elecnor to build 120-MWp PV farm in Dominican Republic - Renewables NowSpain's Elecnor to build 120-MWp PV farm in Dominican Republic  Renewables Now

History, beaches, baseball, music in one package: Dominican Republic - Korea TimesHistory, beaches, baseball, music in one package: Dominican Republic  Korea Times

Thousands of Dominicans around the world request resignation from the Central Electoral Board - Dominican TodayThousands of Dominicans around the world request resignation from the Central Electoral Board  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic: the land beyond the blue - Dominican TodayDominican Republic: the land beyond the blue  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic's Red Air adds first aircraft, an MD-81 - ch-aviationDominican Republic's Red Air adds first aircraft, an MD-81  ch-aviation

Savannah Music Festival, Mardi Gras, Dominican Republic Independence And Día De Andalucía - KMUWSavannah Music Festival, Mardi Gras, Dominican Republic Independence And Día De Andalucía  KMUW

Corruption: Washington's main concern on Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayCorruption: Washington's main concern on Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic poll halted after electronic glitch - BBC NewsDominican Republic poll halted after electronic glitch  BBC News

Centuries of Colonial Rule Improved Tourism in Dominican Republic - Latin PostCenturies of Colonial Rule Improved Tourism in Dominican Republic  Latin Post

Best Dominican Republic Activities for 2020 - TravelPulseBest Dominican Republic Activities for 2020  TravelPulse

Amid Ukraine swirl, Giuliani’s work for candidate in Dominican Republic caused unease - The Washington PostAmid Ukraine swirl, Giuliani’s work for candidate in Dominican Republic caused unease  The Washington Post

Iberostar's Dominican Republic five star upgrade supports beach health - World Architecture NewsIberostar's Dominican Republic five star upgrade supports beach health  World Architecture News

Haiti wants stronger customs ties with Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayHaiti wants stronger customs ties with Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic among the countries with the most brain drain - Dominican TodayDominican Republic among the countries with the most brain drain  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic's 'Abuser' one step closer to the US - Dominican TodayDominican Republic's 'Abuser' one step closer to the US  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic to have its first theme park - Dominican TodayDominican Republic to have its first theme park  Dominican Today

Why Hundreds are Protesting in the Dominican Republic - RemezclaWhy Hundreds are Protesting in the Dominican Republic  Remezcla

Two arrests in Dominican Republic election sabotage - Dominican TodayTwo arrests in Dominican Republic election sabotage  Dominican Today

Telecom is ready to launch 5G in Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayTelecom is ready to launch 5G in Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Andrew Nicholson leads Canada over Dominican Republic in AmeriCup qualifier - Toronto StarAndrew Nicholson leads Canada over Dominican Republic in AmeriCup qualifier  Toronto Star

Dominican Republic, Cuba Leading Caribbean Hotel Boom - Caribbean JournalDominican Republic, Cuba Leading Caribbean Hotel Boom  Caribbean Journal

Dominicans Protest as Officials Detain 2 in e-Vote Probe - The New York TimesDominicans Protest as Officials Detain 2 in e-Vote Probe  The New York Times

A New All-Inclusive Destination Is Coming to the Dominican Republic - Caribbean JournalA New All-Inclusive Destination Is Coming to the Dominican Republic  Caribbean Journal

Canada cruises past Dominican Republic to open men's basketball AmeriCup qualifier - CBC.caCanada cruises past Dominican Republic to open men's basketball AmeriCup qualifier  CBC.ca

Dominican Republic tourist arrivals grow 5%, led by US - Dominican TodayDominican Republic tourist arrivals grow 5%, led by US  Dominican Today

US chain to build a 9,000-room US$6.0B megahotel - Dominican TodayUS chain to build a 9,000-room US$6.0B megahotel  Dominican Today

Churches partner to share love of Christ in Dominican Republic - The PathwayChurches partner to share love of Christ in Dominican Republic  The Pathway

To merengue beat Dominican Republic concludes Tourism Fair - Dominican TodayTo merengue beat Dominican Republic concludes Tourism Fair  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic tourism income sets a record US$7.7B - Dominican TodayDominican Republic tourism income sets a record US$7.7B  Dominican Today

Scrubbed election roils the Dominican economy, expert warns - Dominican TodayScrubbed election roils the Dominican economy, expert warns  Dominican Today

Dominican showbiz figures support protests - Dominican TodayDominican showbiz figures support protests  Dominican Today

Celebs Go Dating: Amy Hart and Amy Childs continue filming in the Dominican Republic - Daily MailCelebs Go Dating: Amy Hart and Amy Childs continue filming in the Dominican Republic  Daily Mail

OOAS observers to remain in Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayOOAS observers to remain in Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Erica Mena Raises Awareness About The Dominican Republic Electoral Crisis - Celebrity InsiderErica Mena Raises Awareness About The Dominican Republic Electoral Crisis  Celebrity Insider

Dominican Gov. 'lackeys'-of-Washington spat continues - Dominican TodayDominican Gov. 'lackeys'-of-Washington spat continues  Dominican Today

Busiest port, airport agree to materialize ambitus project - Dominican TodayBusiest port, airport agree to materialize ambitus project  Dominican Today

Canadian tourist, 42, dies in Dominican Republic after falling down stairs at all-inclusive resort: report - Fox NewsCanadian tourist, 42, dies in Dominican Republic after falling down stairs at all-inclusive resort: report  Fox News

Renell Medrano embraces her Dominican roots in a nostalgic photo series - i-DRenell Medrano embraces her Dominican roots in a nostalgic photo series  i-D

Canadian man dies from fall at Dominican Republic all-inclusive resort - New York PostCanadian man dies from fall at Dominican Republic all-inclusive resort  New York Post

Wigan dad demands answers after mysterious illness ‘ruins’ Dominican Republic holiday - Wigan TodayWigan dad demands answers after mysterious illness ‘ruins’ Dominican Republic holiday  Wigan Today

Two Delaware soccer standouts playing for Dominican Republic's National Team - WDEL 1150AMTwo Delaware soccer standouts playing for Dominican Republic's National Team  WDEL 1150AM

Bowing to pressure, Dominican Republic leader halts hotel in protected area - Dominican TodayBowing to pressure, Dominican Republic leader halts hotel in protected area  Dominican Today

Mother is stranded in the Dominican Republic after toyboy lover conned her out of £40K - Daily MailMother is stranded in the Dominican Republic after toyboy lover conned her out of £40K  Daily Mail

The Dominican Republic Is Getting Its First Hyatt Place - Caribbean JournalThe Dominican Republic Is Getting Its First Hyatt Place  Caribbean Journal

A US$130M tourism complex for Dominican Republic's 2nd city - Dominican TodayA US$130M tourism complex for Dominican Republic's 2nd city  Dominican Today

Great Place to Work® recognizes DHL Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayGreat Place to Work® recognizes DHL Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Photographer Renell Medrano's Vivid Portrait of the Dominican Republic - AnOther MagazinePhotographer Renell Medrano's Vivid Portrait of the Dominican Republic  AnOther Magazine

What color, brand, year and country of origin are the vehicles that predominate in the Dominican Republic? - Dominican TodayWhat color, brand, year and country of origin are the vehicles that predominate in the Dominican Republic?  Dominican Today

Ban on capture, sale of crab and lobster starts March 1 - Dominican TodayBan on capture, sale of crab and lobster starts March 1  Dominican Today

Twins, Tigers to Play Spring Training Game in Dominican Republic - MLB.comTwins, Tigers to Play Spring Training Game in Dominican Republic  MLB.com

24 of the 30 best places to work in the Caribbean are in the Dominican Republic - Dominican Today24 of the 30 best places to work in the Caribbean are in the Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Dominican flag raising at Reading City Hall takes on added meaning - Reading EagleDominican flag raising at Reading City Hall takes on added meaning  Reading Eagle

A second attack on Dominican Republic's biggest national park - Dominican TodayA second attack on Dominican Republic's biggest national park  Dominican Today

Dominican Gov. took US$5.4B in loans in 2019 - Dominican TodayDominican Gov. took US$5.4B in loans in 2019  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic defeats Venezuela and crowns champion of the Caribbean Series - Dominican TodayDominican Republic defeats Venezuela and crowns champion of the Caribbean Series  Dominican Today

VENUE CHANGE: FIBA baskteball qualifier between Canada and Dominican Republic moved - durhamregion.comVENUE CHANGE: FIBA baskteball qualifier between Canada and Dominican Republic moved  durhamregion.com

Dominican Republic IDAC states that AVA Airways has not requested authorisation to launch - CAPA - Centre for AviationDominican Republic IDAC states that AVA Airways has not requested authorisation to launch  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Green Bay woman rescued after being held captive in Dominican Republic for months - WBAYGreen Bay woman rescued after being held captive in Dominican Republic for months  WBAY

1.6 million Dominicans live abroad: study - Dominican Today1.6 million Dominicans live abroad: study  Dominican Today

Hyatt Place Brand To Debut In The Dominican Republic - Modern DiplomacyHyatt Place Brand To Debut In The Dominican Republic  Modern Diplomacy

St. Joseph Catholic Academy students travel to Dominican Republic to serve - Kenosha NewsSt. Joseph Catholic Academy students travel to Dominican Republic to serve  Kenosha News

Fugitive in fatal shooting of wife in Dominican Republic arrested in Cumru Township - Reading EagleFugitive in fatal shooting of wife in Dominican Republic arrested in Cumru Township  Reading Eagle

Preview: U-20 USWNT Kicks Off World Cup Qualifying Quest in the Dominican Republic - U.S. SoccerPreview: U-20 USWNT Kicks Off World Cup Qualifying Quest in the Dominican Republic  U.S. Soccer

Nova Scotia man dies at all-inclusive resort in Dominican Republic - Global NewsNova Scotia man dies at all-inclusive resort in Dominican Republic  Global News

MLB to stage first game in Dominican Republic in 20 years - SportBusinessMLB to stage first game in Dominican Republic in 20 years  SportBusiness

Rangers bullpen battle to feature a strong influence from the Dominican Republic - The Dallas Morning NewsRangers bullpen battle to feature a strong influence from the Dominican Republic  The Dallas Morning News

Dominican Republic Airs 10-part TV Miniseries in Canada - Travel Market ReportDominican Republic Airs 10-part TV Miniseries in Canada  Travel Market Report

Dominican Republic prices climb 0.33% in Jan., paced by food - Dominican TodayDominican Republic prices climb 0.33% in Jan., paced by food  Dominican Today

Hyatt Place Brand to Debut in Dominican Republic - TravelPulseHyatt Place Brand to Debut in Dominican Republic  TravelPulse

Curio Collection by Hilton debuts in the Dominican Republic [Infographic] - TOPHOTELNEWSCurio Collection by Hilton debuts in the Dominican Republic [Infographic]  TOPHOTELNEWS

Dominican Republic elections won't roil dollar, economy - Dominican TodayDominican Republic elections won't roil dollar, economy  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic municipal elections in home stretch - Dominican TodayDominican Republic municipal elections in home stretch  Dominican Today

Dominican Republic's Endless Excursion Opportunities - TravelPulseDominican Republic's Endless Excursion Opportunities  TravelPulse

Wisconsin Woman Rescued After Being Held Captive in the Dominican Republic - NBC ChicagoWisconsin Woman Rescued After Being Held Captive in the Dominican Republic  NBC Chicago

OAS Electoral Mission in the Dominican Republic asked to remain until 15 March - MercoPressOAS Electoral Mission in the Dominican Republic asked to remain until 15 March  MercoPress

Fort Atkinson duo, former Brewer helps rebuild school in Dominican Republic - Daily UnionFort Atkinson duo, former Brewer helps rebuild school in Dominican Republic  Daily Union

Dominicans gather for a 5th day of protests - Dominican TodayDominicans gather for a 5th day of protests  Dominican Today

David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz back to partying after being shot in Dominican Republic - SunrisereadDavid ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz back to partying after being shot in Dominican Republic  Sunriseread

Dominican Republic: West region growers start exports - FreshPlaza.comDominican Republic: West region growers start exports  FreshPlaza.com

Sharp 2019 Occupancy Decline for Dominican Republic Resorts - TravelPulseSharp 2019 Occupancy Decline for Dominican Republic Resorts  TravelPulse

LIers Asenjo, Garcia Score As Dominican Republic Rolls Honduras - SleterFC.comLIers Asenjo, Garcia Score As Dominican Republic Rolls Honduras  SleterFC.com

Dominican Republic set to issue 1,000MW gas ... - BNamericas EnglishDominican Republic set to issue 1,000MW gas ...  BNamericas English

Canada vs Dominican Republic FIBA game in Oshawa relocated - PTBO TodayCanada vs Dominican Republic FIBA game in Oshawa relocated  PTBO Today

Illegal construction shows a Dominican Republic Gov. run amok - Dominican TodayIllegal construction shows a Dominican Republic Gov. run amok  Dominican Today

Green Bay woman held captive in the Dominican Republic rescued by Brown County nonemergency line - WTMJ-TVGreen Bay woman held captive in the Dominican Republic rescued by Brown County nonemergency line  WTMJ-TV

Lifestyle Holiday's 74 new apartments show 100% trust in DR - Dominican TodayLifestyle Holiday's 74 new apartments show 100% trust in DR  Dominican Today