Dominican Republic

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appeared in only one World Series game and he was often overshadowed by Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson in post-season awards. ''Juan Marichal: He Was Winningest Pitcher of '60s'', by John Lowe, Baseball Digest, August 1998, Vol. 57, No. 8, ISSN 0005

no-hitter in World Series history, in the fifth game of the series; the no-hitter was also a perfect game.

runs in the sixth game of the 2009 World Series, tying Richardson's record of most runs batted in for a single World Series game. Matsui became the first Japanese (Japanese people)-born player to win the award, as well as the first player to win it as a full-time designated hitter.


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; October Revolution of 1944 , which initiated “Ten Years of Spring” in the national politics of Guatemala; the free election that followed, made Juan José Arévalo Bermejo the President of Gautemala (1945–1951); and a new political constitution allowed the legal possibility of expropriating unsused farmland for to the benefit of the Guatemalan peasant majority. Yet, the liberal social and economic policies derived from the new political constitution and the “spiritual socialism


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;ref http: rmc.library.cornell.edu presidents view_item.php?sec 3&sub 8 Retrieved 2008-01-30. Cornell's third president, Jacob Gould Schurman, would also hold this same position in Germany from 1925 to 1929. Viasa was the only Latin American airline that flew jet aircraft since its creation, starting with services to the Azores, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam and London in April 1961


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years on Colorvision channel 9 during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, on a wrestling show called ''Lucha Libre Internacional''. He was the main star of the show as well as the owner of the production company ''Dominicana de Espectaculos'', and is also a former NWA World Heavwyweight Champion , although his title reign is not officially recognized by the NWA. Outside the Dominican Republic, he is famous for his matches against Ric Flair. Flair said that he let Veneno


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to be viewed as lowbrow or inferior. Promoters like Lord Silvers and Mighty Dragon, however, kept the popular tradition alive through shows at the Globe Theatre, featuring pioneers Mighty Romeo, Sir Don Marshall, Lord Radio and the Bimshire Boys and Mike Wilkinson. These performers set the stage for the development of popular Barbadian calypso in the 1960s. thumb Map of Dominica (Image:Map of Dominica.gif) :''This list is of national


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); ''Jonathan Buford Rodriguez'', better known as ''El Chulo'', a gigolo who preys on geriatric women; ''El Chef Pipí'', a parody on Cuban chef and Univision television personality José Hernández, better known as Chef Pepin, being Chef Pipí's main trait his questionable masculinity; ''Rebeca Larica'', a hyperventilating, gum-chewing woman who craves for male attention (played by Moonshadow); ''Dr. Héctor Tilla'', a self-proclaimed medical doctor with very rude manners and a long history


free medical

minute walk from the Palacio de Policía Nacional and the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) where Muslims from around the city would have easy access to reach it. They made an agreement with the owner to purchase the land and the building for an amount of 2.85 million pesos (Dominican peso). The mosque is open daily for the five prayers (salat) and offers classes on Islamic studies for ladies and children on weekends. They also provide free medical consultation along with a free pharmacy


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; Charles Beeker, the director of Academic Diving and Underwater Science Programs in Indiana University (Bloomington)'s School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, was one of the experts leading the Indiana University diving team. He said that it was "remarkable that the wreck has remained undiscovered all these years given its location," and given that the ship has been the subject of so many prior failed searches. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


fashion film

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


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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

Dominican Republic

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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.

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