in Paris. Then by 1963, de la Renta had designs carrying his own label. After establishing himself in the US, de la Renta opened boutiques across the country. His work blends French and Spaniard fashion with American styles. Fashion: Oscar de la Renta (Dominican Republic) WCAX.com – Retrieved October 31, 2012.
of Haitihowever, there is some controversy regarding its origins. Of the dance, one story alleges it originated with Slavery slaves , who were chained together, and of necessity, were forced to drag one leg as they cut sugar to the beat of the drums; however, the most popular story relates that a great hero of the revolution (Haitian Revolution), who had been crippled in one leg was welcomed home with a victory celebration. It was known that he loved to dance but all he could do now, was step with one leg and drag the other to close. The imagery of both stories is important; both describe stepping side and dragging the other leg to close both. The similarly named Méringue is a distinct Haitian genre, which is closely intertwined with that of its Dominican counterpart. In some places (for example New Zealand (for the second-phase Restricted licence, but not the final Full licence), Belgium, China, Estonia, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, U.A.E (United Arab Emirates) and the UK), when a driver takes the licensing road test using an automatic transmission, the resulting license is restricted to the use of automatic transmissions. This treatment of the manual transmission skill seems to maintain the widespread use of the manual transmission. As many new drivers worry that their restricted licence will become an obstacle for them where most cars have manual transmissions, they make the effort to learn with manual transmissions and obtain full licences. Some other countries (such as India, Italy, Pakistan, Malaysia, Serbia, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine and Denmark) go even further, whereby the licence is granted only when a test is passed on a manual transmission. In Denmark and Brazil drivers are allowed to take the test on an automatic if they are handicapped, but with such a licence they will not be allowed to drive a car with a manual transmission. From 1965 on, he did extensive field work in Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. In 1976, he took up field work in Nicaragua and succeeded in getting a five-year-plan for ''Ctenosaura'' conservation, which was instituted in the 1980s. He retired in 1980, but was still an active herpetologist as of 2006, collecting snakes and publishing papers. *#José María Alfaro Zamora, Head of State of Costa Rica (List of Presidents of Costa Rica) (1846–1847) *'''Dominican Republic''' - Pedro Santana Familias (Pedro Santana), President of the Dominican Republic (List of Presidents of the Dominican Republic) (1844–1848, 1849, 1853–1856) *'''El Salvador''' - '''Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco''' (born February 26, 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a singer actor. He is the eldest son of Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) entertainer Elin Ortiz and his wife, the Dominican (Dominican Republic) singer, television presenter, and actress Charytín Goyco (Charytín). - WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
. In 1992, he was hired as an adjunct professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (Boston, Massachusetts), Massachusetts. There he taught many types of rhythms; Puerto Rican, Cuban (Cuban music), Dominican (Dominican Republic), reggae, African and jazz. He held this academic position until 1996. '''Máximo Gómez y Báez''' (November 18, 1836 in Baní, Dominican Republic - June 17, 1905 in Havana, Cuba) was a Major General in the Ten Years' War (1868–1878
of domestic consumption and is in second place, behind mining, in terms of export earnings. The service sector in general has experienced growth in recent years, as has construction. Free Trade Zone earnings and tourism are the fastest-growing export sectors. Real estate tourism alone accounted for $1.5 billion in earnings for 2007.
in , playing in High-A ball, he showed poor hitting skills, batting just .259 .310 .339. The next season was even worse. Hernandez struggled to hit above the Mendoza line, (.229 .278 .295
(12), Guatemala (10), New Zealand (10), The Philippines (7) Somalia (10), Taiwan (Republic of China) (675), Thailand (200), Tunisia (10), Lebanon (20) and other countries. Many of these tanks were upgraded to prolong their life. Some are still in service. A disturbance developed in the deep tropical Atlantic in the fourth week of August. It tracked westward into the Caribbean Sea where it encountered more favorable conditions
who had migrated from Sitges (Catalonia, Spain) to Santiago de Cuba, decided to move to the Dominican Republic and take up permanent residence in Puerto Plata. While in Cuba, Don Andrés acquired expertise in the making of rum, and based on that experience he founded Brugal & Co. in Puerto Plata, the company produces several different kinds of rum. After introducing its dark rum into the market in 1888. It would mark the beginning of a long family tradition. Don Andrés
played in one game for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan. '''Make-up Designory''', popularly known as '''MUD''', is a private post secondary institution that provides training every year to hundreds of students from around the world to work in fashion, film, and television. Specialties include beauty make-up artistry, hairstyling, wardrobe, character make-up and special make-up effects. The school has two locations, one in Los Angeles (founded in 1997) and one in New York
. Preparation In 2004, Valcarcel was accused by a young Dominican Republic girl of committing statutory rape with her. Nevertheless, Valcarcel was declared innocent by the Dominican courts, who suspected the girl had been coherced by a top World Boxing Organization representant who wanted to take Valcarcel's place as the Organization's president. '''Saona Island''' (in Spanish (Spanish language) '''Isla Saona''') is a tropical island located a short distance from
; Architecture thumb right National palace in Santo Domingo (File:National Palace Dominican Republic.jpg) The architecture in the Dominican Republic represents a complex blend of diverse cultures. The deep influence of the European colonists is the most evident throughout the country. Characterized by ornate designs and baroque (baroque architecture) structures, the style can best be seen in the capital city of Santo Domingo, which is home to the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in all of the Americas, located in the city's Colonial Zone (Ciudad Colonial (Santo Domingo)), an area declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Colonial City of Santo Domingo – UNESCO World Heritage Centre UNESCO around the World República Dominicana The designs carry over into the villas and buildings throughout the country. It can also be observed on buildings that contain stucco exteriors, arched doors and windows, and red tiled roofs. thumb left A house made with straw (File:USMC, 1922, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 20 of 26 (6227519514).jpg), locally known as 'bohío'; the ''bohíos'' were a legacy of the native Taínos (''circa'' 1922) The indigenous peoples of the Dominican Republic have also had a significant influence on the architecture of the country. The Taíno people relied heavily on the mahogany and guano (dried palm tree leaf) to put together crafts, artwork, furniture, and houses. Utilizing mud, thatched roofs, and mahogany trees give buildings and the furniture inside a natural look, seamlessly blending in with the island’s surroundings. Lately, with the rise in tourism and increasing popularity as a Caribbean vacation destination, architects in the Dominican Republic have now began to incorporate cutting-edge designs that emphasized luxury. In many ways an architectural playground, villas and hotels implemented new styles, while still offering new takes on the old. This new style, though diverse, is characterized by simplified, angular corners, and large windows that blend outdoor and indoor spaces. As with the culture as a whole, contemporary architects embrace the Dominican Republic’s rich history and various cultures to create something new. Surveying modern villas, one can find any combination of the three major styles: a villa may contain angular, modernist building construction, Spanish Colonial-style arched windows, and a traditional Taino hammock in the bedroom balcony. Cuisine WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
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Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1492, where the Taíno people inhabited since the 7th century. It became the site of the first permanent European settlement (European colonization of the Americas) in the Americas; namely Santo Domingo (Captaincy General of Santo Domingo), the oldest continuously inhabited city and the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. After three centuries of Spanish rule, with French and Haitian interludes, the country became independent in 1821. The ruler, José Núñez de Cáceres, intended that the Dominican Republic be part of the nation of Gran Colombia, but he was quickly removed by the Haitian government and ''Dominican'' slave revolts. Victorious in the Dominican War of Independence against Haitian rule in 1844, the Dominican Republic over the next 72 years, experienced mostly internal strife (civil war) and encountered a brief return to colonial status under Spanish rule proposed by general Pedro Santana, becoming the only nation in the hemisphere to do so after gaining its independence.
The Dominican Republic has the ninth largest economy in Latin America (List of Latin American and Caribbean countries by GDP (PPP)) and the second largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region.
The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination (World Tourism rankings) in the Caribbean. The year-round golf courses are among the top attractions on the island. As the Caribbean's most geographically diverse nation, the Dominican Republic is home to the region's tallest mountain peak, Pico Duarte, as well as the Caribbean's largest lake and lowest elevation, Lake Enriquillo. The country is also the site of the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress built in all of the Americas, located in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone (Ciudad Colonial (Santo Domingo)), an area declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Colonial City of Santo Domingo – UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved on April 2, 2014. UNESCO around the World República Dominicana. Unesco.org (November 14, 1957). Retrieved on 2014-04-02. Music and sport are of great importance in the Dominican culture, with Merengue (Merengue music) and Bachata (Bachata (music)) as the national dance and music, and baseball as the favorite sport.