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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DOJ: Dominican Republic citizen to serve 15 months imprisonment - CT Post

DOJ: Dominican Republic citizen to serve 15 months imprisonment
CT Post
A Dominican Republic citizen was sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment for illegal re-entry into the United States after he was deported, according to the Department of Justice. Luis Manuel Rodriguez Burgos, 36, a citizen of the Dominican Republic ...



One island, 2 worlds: the story of Haiti and the Dominican Republic ... - Vox

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One island, 2 worlds: the story of Haiti and the Dominican Republic ...
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Over the past six months, I've taken thousands of photos, released 13 dispatches from the road, visited eight countries, and shot countless hours of footage all ...

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AES: Batteries helped keep lights on in Dominican Republic during Hurricane Maria - Utility Dive

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AES: Batteries helped keep lights on in Dominican Republic during Hurricane Maria
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In the Dominican Republic AES Energy Storage installed two 10 MW battery systems at power plants owned by its AES Dominicana affiliate. AES says those arrays were able to provide critical grid reliability services for the island by improving the ...
AES hails grid battery boost for hurricane hit Dominican Republicwww.businessgreen.com

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Taiwan closely monitoring ties with Dominican Republic: official - Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Taiwan closely monitoring ties with Dominican Republic: official
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has closely monitored Taiwan's diplomatic ties with the Dominican Republic for "a long period of time," a Taiwanese official said Wednesday in response to a warning that the Caribbean ally could be ...



Dominican Republic energy storage arrays help island's grid to prevent blackouts - Electric Light & Power

Electric Light & Power

Dominican Republic energy storage arrays help island's grid to prevent blackouts
Electric Light & Power
AES Dominicana announced that it brought online 20 MW of new battery-based energy storage arrays at two sites in the Dominican Republic, which played a role in maintaining grid reliability in September when Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island.



ConvaTec shares dive as supply issues hit factory move to hurricane-hit Dominican Republic - Telegraph.co.uk

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ConvaTec shares dive as supply issues hit factory move to hurricane-hit Dominican Republic
Telegraph.co.uk
FTSE 100 medical technology company ConvaTec is on course for its biggest single day share price fall due to problems moving supply lines from the US to the hurricane-hit Dominican Republic. ConvaTec, which was London's biggest flotation of 2016, cut ...

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Doctors Resume Strike in the Dominican Republic - Prensa Latina

Doctors Resume Strike in the Dominican Republic
Prensa Latina
17 de octubre de 2017, 17:11Santo Domingo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Doctors in the Dominican Republic resumed today the strikes ongoing in the country to claim full compliance with the agreement signed with the Government, which includes increased ...

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One minute she was on vacation, hanging outside a car window. Then she was dead - Miami Herald

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One minute she was on vacation, hanging outside a car window. Then she was dead
Miami Herald
This vacation video went horribly awry. It all started out innocently enough. A Russian woman named Natalia Borodina was enjoying a recent getaway to the Dominican Republic with a pal, reports UK's The Mirror. The newspaper translated Russian ...
Russian woman killed in horrific accident in Dominican Republic to be burntPravda
Topless Russian tourist dies after leaning out the window of a speeding car for a videoThe Advertiser
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I thought I knew how my family escaped the Holocaust. The truth was hidden in a Dominican town. - Washington Post

I thought I knew how my family escaped the Holocaust. The truth was hidden in a Dominican town.
Washington Post
They settled in Sosua, a remote beach town on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, whose dictator, Rafael Trujillo, had offered Jews safety for a promise to develop the land. This is the story I heard countless times. It was paradise, my 89 ...



DP World to Build Dominican Republic Berth - Port Technology International

Port Technology International

DP World to Build Dominican Republic Berth
Port Technology International
DP World plans to expand its operations at Caucedo Port in the Dominican Republic, expanding a logistics park as well as quayside facilities with a 400-metre berth. Building the new berth is expected to better ensure Caucedo's future as a regional ...