Dominican Republic

Country Dominican Republic
Capital Santo Domingo
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Peso(DOP)
Languages Spanish

Santo Domingo

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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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The players at the Nationals' Dominican Republic academy went absolutely crazy after Juan Soto's first homer - MLB.com (press release) (blog)

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The players at the Nationals' Dominican Republic academy went absolutely crazy after Juan Soto's first homer
MLB.com (press release) (blog)
As exciting a moment as that was to see unfold at Nationals Park, the players at the Nats' academy in the Dominican Republic turned the dial all the way up on the enthusiasm and pride they felt at watching their former teammate make his presence felt: ...
Watch: Nationals Dominican Academy Erupts After Juan Soto's First Career HomerSports Illustrated
From DC to the Dominican Republic: Watch Juan Soto's academy teammates react to his first home runWashington Post
Juan Soto hits first home run, Nationals' Dominican Academy goes nuts!!Federal Baseball
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Dominican Republic Announces New Tourist Entry Process - GlobeNewswire (press release)

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Dominican Republic Announces New Tourist Entry Process
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SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International tourists arriving by air to Dominican Republic will no longer be required to pay the US $10 tourist entry fee upon arrival. Effective April 25, all airfare purchases ...



Unigold Granted Exploration Concession in the Dominican Republic - GlobeNewswire (press release)

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Unigold Granted Exploration Concession in the Dominican Republic
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TORONTO, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unigold Inc. (“Unigold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:UGD) is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic has granted the Company the Neita Fase II Exploration ...



Canada Issues Travel Advisory For Women Visiting The Dominican Republic - Narcity

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Canada Issues Travel Advisory For Women Visiting The Dominican Republic
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Canadian travellers are being warned of a number of sexually assault incidents that have taken place at various resorts in the Dominican Republic. The Government of Canada's Global Affairs department has issued a special travel advisory for women in ...
Dominican Republic: Woman says resort didn't investigate claim that she was raped by stafferMENAFN.COM

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Adventures in Dominican Republic - TravelPulse (blog)

TravelPulse (blog)

Adventures in Dominican Republic
TravelPulse (blog)
The Punta Cana and Bávaro regions in the Dominican Republic are terrific locations for those who love adventure travel. Of course, when you set out for adventures, it's important to have a great place to rest at night. Barcelo Hotel Group has some of ...



Canada's Olynyk expects tough battle against Dominican Republic, looks to close out First Round strong - Sporting News

Sporting News

Canada's Olynyk expects tough battle against Dominican Republic, looks to close out First Round strong
Sporting News
Canada head into their June-July games with a 3-1 record that sees them in second place in Group D behind the undefeated (4-0) Dominicans - who beat the Canadians 88-76 at home last November - and has ensured their progress through to the Second ...



The Poor Girl And The Rich Boy — How A Murder Has Left A Country Grappling With Abortion - BuzzFeed News

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The Poor Girl And The Rich Boy — How A Murder Has Left A Country Grappling With Abortion
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CENOVÍ, Dominican Republic — Emely Peguero had been missing for less than 24 hours when her boyfriend decided to hold a press conference. Peguero was 16 years old and five months pregnant when she disappeared. Marlon Martínez, her boyfriend, ...



BRIEF-Unigold Granted Exploration Concession In The Dominican Republic - Reuters

BRIEF-Unigold Granted Exploration Concession In The Dominican Republic
Reuters
May 22 (Reuters) - Unigold Inc: * UNIGOLD GRANTED EXPLORATION CONCESSION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. * UNIGOLD INC - CONCESSION IS VALID FOR A THREE-YEAR PERIOD AFTER WHICH THERE IS A POSSIBILITY TO TWO ...



Coming up roses! Queen Letizia of Spain stuns in a floral jumpsuit as she visits a banana plantation in the ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Coming up roses! Queen Letizia of Spain stuns in a floral jumpsuit as she visits a banana plantation in the ...
Daily Mail
She spent Monday visiting a water project before having lunch with the president of the Domincan Republic. And yesterday Queen Letizia of Spain continued her two-day solo tour of the Caribbean island with a visit to a banana plantation in Azua.
Queen Letizia news: Spanish royal visits banana cooperative on second day of Dominican Rebuplic tripExpress.co.uk
Queen Letizia Visits Dominican Project Improving Access to Drinkable WaterLatin American Herald Tribune

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'I could have ID'd him': Woman says Dominican resort didn't investigate claim that she was raped by staffer - CBC.ca

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'I could have ID'd him': Woman says Dominican resort didn't investigate claim that she was raped by staffer
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A Toronto-area woman says she is going public to warn travellers, after a security guard at a Dominican Republic resort raped her and the hotel "did nothing" to investigate — an occurrence she believes is all too common. Christine Dayman, 44, and her ...