with whom he won another ring in the 2010 World Series. Personal life Born in Baní, Dominican Republic, Uribe has a wife, Ana, and three children: Juan Luis, Juanny, and Janny. Uribe plays winter baseball in the Dominican Republic every year and has also done work for many different charity organizations affiliated with Major League Baseball. On Mother's Day 2007, he used a pink bat along with 200 other players in Major League Baseball to help Susan G. Komen for the Cure
, born 1977) Álex González 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
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
native Dominican Republic that after his baseball career is over, he would possibly pursue a career as a singer; specifically in the genre of bachata (bachata (music)). http: www.twango.com media remolacha.public remolacha.10039 he also had 2 sons, one named Jose Lima Jr. Though little is known for certain about ripsaw's genesis, two major theories include that the instrument was played to imitate the sound of the güiro, a Dominican (Dominican Republic) and Haiti percussion instrument, and that Loyalist (Loyalist (American Revolution)) colonists in the United States brought their African slaves to the islands and these slaves invented the ripsaw to imitate the sound of the shekere instrument. Through cross emigration of Canarians and Cubans, many of the customs of Canarians have became Cuban traditions and vice versa. The music of Cuba has become part of the Canarian culture as well, such as mambo (Mambo (music)), salsa (salsa music), son, and punto Cubano. Because of Cuban emigration to the Canary Islands, the dish "moros y cristianos", or simply known as "moros", can be found as one of the foods of the Canary Islands; especially the island of La Palma. Canary Islanders were the driving force in the cigar industry in Cuba, and were called "Vegueros." Many of the big cigar factories in Cuba were owned by Canary Islanders. After the Castro (Fidel Castro) revolution, many Cubans and returning Canarians settled in the Canary islands, among them were many cigar factory owners such as the Garcia family. The cigar business made its way to the Canary Islands from Cuba, and now the Canary Islands are one of the places that are known for cigars alongside Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The island of La Palma has the greatest Cuban influence out of all seven islands. Also, La Palma has the closest Canarian accent to the Cuban accent, due to the most Cuban emigration to that island. Los Angeles Dodgers (1998–2004) He was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Los Angeles Dodgers in WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
Colón , with a 0.64 ERA. In the semi final game against Japan, in 6 innings Seo did not allow a single run (Run (baseball)). Even though Japan eventually won the game, Seo's start was still considered as one of the best pitching performances in the WBC. '''José Núñez Jiménez''' (born January 13, 1964 in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was signed by the Kansas City Royals as a free agent in and pitched
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.
the occupation, handed victory to the conservative Joaquín Balaguer. Although Balaguer enjoyed a real base of support from sectors of the elites as well as peasants, his formally running Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) opponent, former President Juan Bosch, did not actively campaign. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
in the development and popularization of the genre. Dominican rock is also popular. Many, if not the majority, of its performers are based in Santo Domingo and Santiago. Fashion thumb Dominican native, fashion designer and perfume maker Oscar de la Renta (File:Oscar de la Renta by foto di matti.jpg) In only seven years, the Dominican Republic's fashion week has become the most important event of its kind in all of the Caribbean and one of the fastest-growing fashion events 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 (Lanvin (clothing)) 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. Oscar de la Renta. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved October 31, 2012. Although he settled in New York, de la Renta also marketed his work in Latin America, where it became very popular, and remained active in his native Dominican Republic, where his charitable activities and personal achievements earned him the Juan Pablo Duarte Order of Merit and the Order of Cristóbal Colón. De la Renta died of complications from cancer on October 20, 2014. National symbols Some of the important symbols include the flag (flag of the Dominican Republic), the coat of arms (Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic), and the national anthem, titled ''Himno Nacional (National Anthem of the Dominican Republic)''. The flag has a large white cross that divides it into four quarters. Two quarters are red and two are blue. Red represents the blood shed by the liberators. Blue expresses God's protection over the nation. The white cross symbolizes the struggle of the liberators to bequeath future generations a free nation. An alternate interpretation is that blue represents the ideals of progress and liberty, whereas white symbolizes peace and unity among Dominicans. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
. 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" >
served in one or more of these areas. Between 1977 and 1980 it was replaced by the Intervision Song Contest, which was still held in Sopot. Unlike the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sopot International Music Festival often changed its formulas to pick a winner and offered many different contests for its participants. For example, at the 4th Intervision Song Festival (held in Sopot August 20-23, 1980) two competitions were effective: one for artists representing television companies, the other for those representing record companies. In the first the jury considered the artistic merits of the songs entered; while in the second, it judged the performers' interpretation." 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.