Dominican Republic

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las Aguilas *Playa Bonita—secluded beach strip popular with Europeans and Americans in the know Get in Citizens of most countries can purchase a tourist card on arrival. See Entry Requirements. By plane The main airports (in alphabetical order) are: *(AZS) Samana, also known as "El Catey", located between the towns of Nagua and Samana on the north


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for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD , former US Representative (United States Representative) from Maryland, MA '67 Historically the weight class has been dominated by Latin Americans and Asians (Asian people)


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recent work he has expanded to other regions of Latin America, such as Brazil and the Dominican Republic. His responsibilities as a writer and lecturer have allowed him to travel frequently and led to settings for his novels in regions outside of Peru. ''The War of the End of the World'' was his first major work set outside Peru. Though


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, martial arts (martial arts film) and horror (horror film) genres, as well as including three musical (musical film) numbers? WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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graduated from the elite Stuyvesant High School in New York City in 1946. He attended Hunter College, St. John's University Law School, Boston University, and U.C.L.A. and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University (Northeastern University, Boston) in 1983. The unit's history goes back to World War II where they fought in numerous campaigns in the Pacific (Pacific War) including Guadalcanal (Battle of Guadalcanal), Battle of Tarawa


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by Ángel Ramos (Ángel Ramos (industrialist)). On January 11, 1965, the group began a seven-year participation in the televised part of the ''Sultana Festival'', a show produced by Paquito Cordero. Lara and ''Los Hispanos'' travelled and performed in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, Venezuela and Chile. Lara enrolled in the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico and in 1970 earned his Bachelors degree, specializing in trumpet-playing. He formed a duo with Maria Esther Ortiz called ''Los Dos'' and also founded the ''Allegro 72'' group, which, among others, included Luis Antonio Cosme. Lara performed with ''Allegro 72'' at Carnegie Hall, New York and at various television stations. Some members of ''Allegro 72'' who went on to gain fame were Lunna, Angel "Cuco" Peña and Alyce Gracia. '''Rafael Silvaido Landestoy Santana''' (born May 28, 1953) in Baní, Dominican Republic) was an eight year major league baseball veteran who played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He amassed 291 hits, a .237 batting average, and 4 home runs, primarily as a middle infielder. '''Franklin Núñez''' (born January 18, 1977 in Nagua, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies organization. The '''Niagara Stars''' played in the independent Canadian Baseball League that existed for half of the summer season of 2003 before folding. Located in the city of Welland (Welland, Ontario), Ontario the team featured a variety of international ballplayers from Canada, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. The Stars were managed by former major leaguer (Major League Baseball) Pete LaCock who led the team to a 15-15 record before league officials pulled the plug on the season at the half-way point. '''Alf Kappa Pi''' Fraternity (ΑΚΠ, commonly abbreviated to Alfa Kappa Pi) is a Professional fraternity in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico with 6 active chapters. Founded at Universidad Central del Este in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic in 2005, by Luis A. Rivera. Alfa Kappa Pi or AKP is composed by medical students and Physicians (militants). '''José Salvador Omar Jorge Blanco''' (July 5, 1926 – December 26, 2010) was a politician, lawyer and a writer. He was the 48th President of the Dominican Republic, from 1982 to 1986. He was a Senator running for the PRD (Dominican Revolutionary Party) party. He started his political career as a Committee Secretary for the ''Unión Cívica de Santiago (Santiago Province, Dominican Republic)'' in 1963 and joined the PRD in 1964. *Canada: Burrowing Owl, Eastern Loggerhead Shrike, Spiny Softshell Turtle, Swift Fox, Vancouver Island Marmot *Dominican Republic: Ridgway's Hawk *Brazil: Woolly Spider Monkey (''Muriqui'') The '''coat of arms of the Dominican Republic''' features a shield in similarly quartered colors as the flag, supported by a bay laurel branch (left) and a palm (Palm tree) frond (right); above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto: ''Dios, Patria, Libertad'' (God, Fatherland, Liberty). Below the shield, the words ''República Dominicana'' appear on a red ribbon (in more recent versions, this red ribbon is depicted as having its tips and tassels flexed upward). In the center of the shield, flanked by six spears (three on each side), the front four holding Dominican banners, is a Bible with a small golden cross (Latin cross) above it, which is opened (according to popular belief) to the Gospel of John, 8:32, which reads ''Y la verdad os hará libre'' (And the truth shall make you free). It was shown in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Costa Rica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Middle East, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Uruguay as well as in various South East Asian and Caribbean nations and probably other places as well. A total of 43 episodes were made before production was halted. Crowley operates ocean cargo carrier services between the United States and Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Bahamas, Central America, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Services include regularly scheduled liner (Ocean liner) operations for cargo shipped in containers (Intermodal container) and or trailer (trailer (vehicle))s; rolling stock such as cars, trucks, buses and construction equipment; and breakbulk, heavy lift and over-dimensional items via their fleet of specialty equipment and Lo Lo and Ro Ro vessels. Altadis also purchased Consolidated Cigar Corporation in the United States. Consolidated Cigar was a large purveyor of cigars such as the Dominican (Dominican Republic) made editions of Romeo y Julieta (Romeo y Julieta (cigar brand)) and Montecristo. accessdate 13 August 2010 She has also competed for the Dominican Republic in the Central American and Caribbean Games. '''Seaboard Corporation''' is a diversified conglomerate (Conglomerate (company)) that operates worldwide a number of agriculture and ocean transport businesses. In the United States, the company mainly engages in pork production and processing. Internationally, Seaboard also has operations in cargo shipping, commodity merchandising, sugar and citrus production and flour milling (Mill (grinding)). The company maintains a fleet of about 30 container vessels, 7 of which are company-owned, and approximately 23 chartered container vessels. The company also operates as an energy producer in the Dominican Republic generating electricity from diesel engines mounted on two large barges. Cadilla was a member of the Academy of History of Puerto Rico and of the Dominican Republic; the folklore societies of Mexico and Uruguay and of the Academy of History of France. She received awards and recognitions from Puerto Rico, Argentina, The United States and India. Maria Cadilla died on August 23, 1951 in her hometown Arecibo. Tributes Membership At present, 36 countries and International Organizations comprise the membership of GLIN. These are, in alphabetical order: Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, MERCOSUR, Mexico, Nicaragua, Organization of American States, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States, and Uruguay. The database also includes legislation of non-member jurisdictions. Searches may be made by jurisdiction, publication date, subject terms, and language. '''William Radhames Castro Checo''' (born December 13, 1953, in Santiago (Santiago de los Caballeros), Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and former pitching coach (coach (baseball)) for the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League. Castro was the pitching coach for the Dominican Republic's entry in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. January–March *February 2 – Ramón Hernández hit for the cycle and drove in (run batted in) five runs, leading the Leones del Caracas of Venezuela to a 17–1 rout of Mexico's Venados de Mazatlán in the Caribbean Series opener. Alex Cabrera added a home run with four RBI, and starting pitcher Geremi González struck out seven in seven innings. In the other Series opener, Anderson Hernández hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning to help the Dominican Republic's Tigres del Licey beat the Gigantes de Carolina (Gigantes de Carolina (baseball)) of Puerto Rico, 5–4. Miguel Tejada drove in two runs in the third inning, giving the Dominicans a 2–0 lead. According to baseball historians, Hernandez's feat was the first in Caribbean Series play dating back to the 1949 Series (1949 Caribbean Series). *February 7 – Venezuela, represented by Leones del Caracas, wins its first Caribbean Series championship since 1989 by rallying for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Tigres del Licey Dominican Republic's team, 5–4. Álex González (Álex González (shortstop, born 1977)) singles in the tying run off Jorge Sosa and scores the game-winning run on Henry Blanco's pop-fly double. Series MVP Ramón Hernández also hits a home run for Venezuela's, who finish 6–0 in the Series. ;'''1995''' :Celsa Albert Batista, Dominican Republic; historian, vice-rector of the Catholic University of Santo Domingo. One of Ontiveros' most prominent early movie roles was in the 1983 Gregory Nava film ''El Norte (El Norte (film))'', in which she played a seamstress and maid who acts as mentor to a newly arrived immigrant girl from Guatemala. In a 2004 interview with the Dominican (Dominican Republic) newspaper ''Listin Diario'', she called ''El Norte'' "the film that always will remain in me... it tells the immigrants' story" when asked to name her favorite film from her long career. El dinero es la differencia entre Hollywood y el cine, ''Listen'', March 1, 2004 (in Spanish) She played the housekeeper Rosalita, a Hispanic maid hired to assist in the packing and moving of the Walsh family in the hit adventure film ''The Goonies'' (1985) and a housekeeper in ''Dolly Dearest'' (1992). Hsu later summoned a total of near fifteen players, including Sinon Bulls American pitcher Jeff Andra, La New Bears Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) infielder Victor Rodriguez (Victor Rodriguez (baseball)) and Chinatrust Whales Dominican (Dominican Republic) pitcher Emiliano Giron, and claimed they were implicated. None of them admitted to be involved but Hsu still ruled that most of them needed bail of NT$ 100,000 to be released. CPBL immediately expelled those players who needed to post bail. Only Brother Elephants and Uni-President Lions remain unaffected by this scandal. See also *The Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership Act - Involving the United States, Commonwealth Caribbean, Aruba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, the Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, and Panama. *Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada) Military career Padial attended the Military Academy of Toledo and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Spanish Army upon his graduation. He was stationed in Puerto Rico in 1863, when a pro-independence rebellion occurred in the Dominican Republic. Padial's battalion was deployed with the intention of "squashing" the rebellion. He was badly wounded in a skirmish and was sent back to Puerto Rico to recover from his wounds. Padial had been a witness of the cruel treatment that the Dominicans (Dominican Republic) had suffered in the hands of the Spaniards and became convinced that their quest for independence was a noble and just one. After he recovered from his wounds, Padial became an active and outspoken person on behalf of the cause of the Dominican Republic. This led to his deportation from Puerto Rico by orders of the Spanish Governor of the island, General Messina, in December 1864. According to declassified documents, made public by the National Security Archive, CORU was created to unify five different Cuban exile groups which included Alpha 66 and Omega 7. These held a meeting in Bonao, a small town in the Dominican Republic in June 1976. In a June 29, 1976, report on Orlando Bosch's group ''Accion Cubana'', FBI sources stated that "these groups agreed to jointly participate in the planning, financing, and carrying out of terrorist operations and attacks against Cuba." (page 8) Bosch, according to the document, was committed to violent acts against other countries he believed supported Cuba, including Colombia, Mexico and Panama. At the meeting, according to the document, the groups discussed kidnapping and executing a diplomat. A month later CORU members attempted to kidnap the Cuban ambassador to Mexico; one of his aides was shot and killed. The Posada File: Part II '''Alberto Terrero Castillo''' (born February 10, 1970 in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League (Atlantic League of Professional Baseball). From WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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. The company serves its clients from 17 office locations in four countries: United States, Philippines, Dominican Republic and Uruguay, along with select US-based, atHome locations. APAC customizes its solutions for each client and delivers them through voice, online, e-mail or chat. History Baseball and the variant, softball, are also popular participatory sports in the U.S. However, unlike American football, baseball is also popular in many other countries, notably


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by men partly inspired by the deaths of the 1959 revolutionaries. * June 18 – The film ''The Nun's Story (The Nun's Story (film))'', based on the best-selling novel, is released. Audrey Hepburn stars as the title character; she later says that this is her favorite film role. The film is a box-office hit, and is nominated for several Oscars. ** The United States launches the first weather satellite, TIROS-1. ** The 1960 United States Census begins. There are 179,323,175 U.S. residents on this day. Population All people from Latin America are listed as white, including blacks from the Dominican Republic, European whites from Argentina and Mexicans who resemble Native Americans (Native Americans in the United States). * April 4 * October 9 – The Chief of Naval Operations adopts the US Navy's core values: Honor, Courage and Commitment (Personal commitment). * October 12 – In the Dominican Republic, Pope John Paul II celebrates the 500th anniversary of the meeting of 2 cultures. * October 17 – Yoshihiro Hattori, a 16-year-old Japanese exchange student, mistakes the address of a party and is shot dead after knocking on the wrong door in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The shooter, Rodney Peairs, is later acquitted, sparking outrage in Japan. * January 16 – A military coup occurs in the Dominican Republic. * January 19 – A counter-coup occurs in the Dominican Republic; the old government returns except for the new president Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly. * January 22 – The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership. ** The bodies of Portuguese (Portugal) opposition politician Humberto Delgado and his secretary Arajaryr Moreira de Campos are found in a forest near Villanueva del Fresno, Spain (they were killed February 12). ** In the Dominican Republic, officers and civilians loyal to deposed President Juan Bosch mutiny against the right-wing junta running the country, setting up a provisional government. Forces loyal to the deposed military-imposed government stage a countercoup the next day, and civil war breaks out, although the new government retains its hold on power. * April 25 – On this Sunday morning teenage sniper Michael Clark kills three and wounds others shooting at cars from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Orcutt, California. Sixteen year old Clark kills himself as police rush hilltop. * April 28 ** U.S. troops are sent to the Dominican Republic by President Lyndon B. Johnson, "for the stated purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and preventing an alleged Communist takeover of the country", thus thwarting the possibility of "another Cuba". ** Vietnam War: Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies announces that the country will substantially increase its number of troops in South Vietnam, supposedly at the request of the Saigon government (it is later revealed that Menzies had asked the leadership in Saigon to send the request at the behest of the Americans). * June 23 – Eric Thomas (LISTSERV) develops LISTSERV, the first email list management software. http: www.nic.funet.fi index FUNET history internet en 1986.html * June 24 – The Dominican Republic recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). * June 29 – Argentina (Argentina national football team) defeats West Germany (Germany national football team) 3–2 to win the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Caribbean * December 1, 1821 – The Dominican Republic declares independence from Spain only to be invaded by Haiti in 1822 (see History of the Dominican Republic). * February 9, 1822 – The invading (invasion) Haitian forces led by Jean Pierre Boyer arrive in Santo Domingo, to overthrow the newly founded Republic (Dominican Republic). * January 15 – The University of Notre Dame receives its charter from Indiana. * February 27 – The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti. thumb 150px right February 28 (File:USS Princeton (1843).jpg): USS ''Princeton'' (USS Princeton (1843)) deaths. * November 3 – Giuseppe Verdi's ''I due Foscari'' debuts at Teatro Argentina (Largo di Torre Argentina), Rome. * November 6 – The Dominican Republic drafts its first Constitution. * December 4 – U.S. presidential election, 1844: James K. Polk defeats Henry Clay . * November 28 – Panama declares independence from Spain (''see'' History of Panama (History of Panama#Post 1500s)). * December 1 – The Dominican Republic declares independence from Spain (''see'' History of the Dominican Republic). It will be invaded by Haiti in 1822. * December 6 – The South Orkney Islands are discovered by George Powell (George Powell (mariner)) and Nathaniel Palmer. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


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. Davidoff has also added an Aniversario series, a Millennium series, and a Special series of figurados to its lineup, along with numerous limited edition and yearly special releases. Davidoff also produces a line of cigars known as "Zino" and a line of cigarillos. Carro Público ''Carros Públicos'' (literally "Public Cars") are share taxis in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. ref name "prico" >


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All-Star , three-time Cy Young Award winner, and 2004 World Series champion. At the time of his 200th win (Win (baseball)) in April WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana

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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