Dominican Republic

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Battalion, 6th Regiment. In October 1928 they moved to San Diego, California and were deactivated November 10, 1928. At Camp Lejeune the 2nd Marines' primary mission was to act as a force in readiness. This entailed daily training, participation in annual training exercises, and overseas deployments. Among the continuing contingencies were making annual "Med Cruises" as the Sixth Fleet (United States Sixth Fleet) landing force and intermittent forays into the Caribbean


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and São Paulo. '''''In the Time of the Butterflies''''' is a historical (historical fiction) novel by Julia Alvarez, relating an account of the Mirabal sisters during the time of the Trujillo (Rafael Leónidas Trujillo) regime in the Dominican Republic. The book is written in the first and third person, by and about the Mirabal sisters. First published in 1994, the story was adapted into a feature film in 2001 (In the Time of the Butterflies (film)). Countries in the Americas that are treating foreign patients include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay. suppressed_date patronage Astronomers; astronomy; Dominican Republic; falsely accused people; Santo Domingo Indian Pueblo, Valletta, Birgu (Malta) WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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grassland to support goat herds. The island is covered in a forest of just four tree species: short-leaf fig (Ficus) (''Ficus populnea'' var. ''brevifolia''), pigeon plum (''Coccoloba diversifolia''), mastic (''Sideroxylon foetidissimum'') and poisonwood (''Metopium brownei''). Navassa National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife


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worldwide IDS 2004-05-25T172003Z_01_L25197546_RTRIDST_0_FOOD-FRANCE-GAUCHO-UPDATE-1.html (Rtrs) '''Maria Montez''' (June 6, 1912 – September 7, 1951) was a Dominican (Dominican Republic)-born motion picture actress who gained fame and popularity in the 1940s as an exotic beauty starring in a series of filmed-in-Technicolor costume adventure films. Her screen image was that of a hot-blooded Latin seductress, dressed in fanciful costumes and sparkling jewels. She became so identified with these adventure epics that she became known as "The Queen of Technicolor." Over her career, Montez appeared in 26 films, 21 of which were made in North America and five in Europe. *'''Costa Rica''' - Tomás Guardia Gutiérrez, President of Costa Rica (List of Presidents of Costa Rica) (1870–1876) * '''Dominican Republic''' - Ignacio María González, President of the Dominican Republic (1874–1876) * '''El Salvador''' - Santiago González (Santiago González (politician)), President of El Salvador (1871–1876) *'''Costa Rica''' - Tomás Guardia Gutiérrez, President of Costa Rica (List of Presidents of Costa Rica) (1870–1876) * '''Dominican Republic''' - Ignacio María González, President of the Dominican Republic (1874–1876) * '''El Salvador''' - Santiago González (Santiago González (politician)), President of El Salvador (1871–1876) In April 1965, while participating in an exercise off Puerto Rico, ''Okinawa'' was alerted and sent to an area off the Dominican Republic to act as medical evacuation ship with her marines as a floating reserve during the crisis in that troubled country. Then, following the end of her deployment, she proceeded via Norfolk to Philadelphia for overhaul. The following April she returned to Norfolk and began her third Caribbean deployment on 13 June. ''Okinawa'' transferred to the Pacific Fleet (U.S. Pacific Fleet) sailing 24 January 1967, for the West Coast, and arriving San Diego (San Diego, California), her new home port, on 8 February. 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Over the course of Pérez's next thirty fights, he would defend his title only nine times, lose for the first time, and fight in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Curaçao, Japan, Paraguay, the Philippines, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela. Many of his fights would have been title fights, but some of his opponents were not able to make the Flyweight division's 112 pound weight limit, so Pérez often had to settle for non-title wins instead. He lost his undefeated record to Japan's Sadao Yaoita on January 16 of 1959, by a ten round decision in Tokyo. Among the fighters he defeated to retain his world title were Dai Dower (by a first round knockout), Dommy Ursua (by a fifteen round decision) and Yaoita in a rematch, by a thirteenth round knockout. Fatalities 604 direct Areas Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mississippi, Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, Florida Panhandle Hurricane season 1998 Atlantic hurricane season The hurricane made landfall in at least seven different countries (Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the United States) and Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States — more than any other hurricane since Hurricane Inez of the 1966 season (1966 Atlantic hurricane season). On September 21, after weakening considerabely, Category 3 (Category 3 hurricane) Georges made landfall directly on Antigua and three hours later in St. Kitts, though its 175  mi (280 km) wide tropical storm force windfield affected all the Leeward Islands. After weakening to a Category 2 hurricane (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) over the Caribbean, upper-level shear decreased, and Georges strengthened a bit before making landfall near Fajardo, Puerto Rico as a 115 mph (175 km h) Category 3 hurricane later that day. Over the mountainous terrain of the island, the hurricane weakened again, but over the Mona Passage it again re-intensified to hit eastern Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 km h) on September 22. Like in Puerto Rico, Georges was greatly weakened by the mountainous terrain, and after crossing the Windward Passage, it struck 30 mi (48 km) east of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba on September 23. Well-defined upper-level outflow allowed the hurricane to remain well organized, and while paralleling the northern coastline of the island Georges retained minimal hurricane status. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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Banana Wars "Banana Wars" is an informal term for the minor intervention in Latin America from 1898 until 1934. These include military presence in Cuba, Panama with the Panama Canal Zone, Haiti (1915–1935), Dominican Republic (1916–1924) and Nicaragua (1912–1925) & (1926–1933). The U.S. Marine Corps began to specialize in long-term military occupation of these countries, primarily to safeguard customs revenues which were the cause of local civil wars. Lester D. Langley, ''The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934'' (2001) In 1982, Escobar was elected as a deputy alternative representative to the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia's Congress (Congress of Colombia), as part of the Colombian Liberal Party. "Así conocí a Pablo Escobar". Revista Semana. May 12, 2007. During the 1980s, Escobar became known internationally as his drug network gained notoriety; the Medellín Cartel controlled a large portion of the drugs that entered into the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic with cocaine brought mostly from Peru and Bolivia, as Colombian coca was initially of substandard quality. Escobar's product reached many other nations, mostly around the Americas, although it is said that his network reached as far as Asia. Many of Vargas Llosa's earlier novels were set in Peru, while in more recent work he has expanded to other regions of Latin America, such as Brazil and the Dominican Republic. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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is amber, much of which is 25 million years old, with quality comparable to that found in the Dominican Republic. Chiapan amber has a number of unique qualities, including much that is clear all the way through and some with fossilized insects and plants. Most Chiapan amber is worked into jewelry including pendants, rings and necklaces. Colors vary from white to yellow orange to a deep red, but there are also green and pink tones as well. Since pre-Hispanic times, native peoples have believed amber to have healing and protective qualities. The largest amber mine is in Simojovel, a small village 130 km from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, which produces 95% of Chiapas' amber. Other mines are found in Huitiupán, Totolapa, El Bosque, Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán, Pantelhó and San Andrés Duraznal. According to the Museum of Amber in San Cristóbal, almost 300 kg of amber is extracted per month from the state. Prices vary depending on quality and color. ''Quedagh Merchant'' found For years, people and treasure hunters have tried to locate the ''Quedagh Merchant''. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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Cities Safer Homicide rates in Latin America are among the highest in the world. From the early 1980s through the mid-1990s, homicide rates increased by 50 percent. The major victims of such homicides are young men, 69 percent of whom are between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. Many analysts agree that the prison crisis will not be resolved until the gap between rich and poor is addressed. They say that growing social inequality is fuelling crime in the region. But there is also no doubt that, on such an approach, Latin American countries still have a long way to go. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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). Núñez is currently a pitching coach (Coach (baseball)) in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system. Between 1964 and 1967 he was Spain's ambassador to the United Nations. He also served this role in Morocco, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. He edited the ''La Vanguardia'' newspaper and helped start the ''EFE'' news agency. He is interviewed in the documentary film ''Franco, ese hombre'', a biography of the Spanish dictator. He has been active in defense of the Cuban Revolution, and is a longtime supporter of Puerto Rican independence. Koppel has also traveled extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean to take part in political conferences and meet workers and peasants, from the Movement of Rural Landless Workers in Brazil to working class protests in Argentina, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Grenada. *Denmark, ''Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne (Workers' Communist Party (Denmark))'' *Dominican Republic, ''Partido Comunista del Trabajo (Communist Party of Labour)'' *Ecuador, ''Partido Comunista Marxista-Leninista de Ecuador (Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador) Gaines spent April and May 2007 touring the U.S. (United States), Dominican Republic, and Trinidad, with singer songwriter Richard Marx as bass player. August 15, 2008 Gaines was on stage with Tourniquet (Tourniquet (band)) at the Flevo Festival. *Nizar Bin Obaid Madani (Nizar Madani) – Foreign Minister Deputy Foreign Minister


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in the entire Latin American fashion world. The country boasts one of the ten most important design schools in the region, La Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón, which is making the country a key player in the world of fashion and design. World famous fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, and became a US citizen in 1971. He studied under the leading Spaniard designer Cristóbal Balenciaga and then worked with the house of Lanvin (clothing) Lanvin


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on 4 June 1961, and proceeded to a station in international waters off the Dominican Republic to await further orders. When the crisis terminated, the ship returned to Norfolk after conducting training exercises off Puerto Rico. * February 4 – The Avro 748-105 Srs. 1 (Hawker Siddeley HS 748) ''Cuidad de Bahia Blanca'', operating as Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight 707, encounters severe turbulence and crashes near Loma Alta in Chaco Province, Argentina, killing all

Dominican Republic

The '''Dominican Republic''' (

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.

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