: Cuban Food History" Eastern Cuba cuisine While western Cuba is heavily influenced by its European roots, eastern Cuba (the old Oriente (Oriente Province) province) is influenced by African and Caribbean cuisines. Perhaps the biggest contribution is the ''Congrí oriental'', which is cooked red beans and rice. This is due to the close proximity to the other Spanish-speaking islands, where red beans are more prevalent than black beans. Many foods from the Dominican Republic
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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to create meaningful change in their communities while developing leadership and professional skills. In contemporary usage: * In one sense, ''Latin America'' refers to territories in America where the Spanish or Portuguese languages prevail: Mexico, most of Central and South America
''Not to be confused with the Caribbean island (Caribbean) country of Dominica.'' The '''Dominican Republic''' is a Caribbean country that occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island (Caribbean) of Hispaniola. The western one-third of Hispaniola is occupied by the country of Haiti. To the north lies the North Atlantic Ocean, while the Caribbean Sea lies to the south. Understand History Explored and claimed by Columbus on his first voyage on December 5, 1492, the island of Ayití, named by Columbus as La Hispaniola, became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. The island was first inhabited by the Taínos and Caribes. The Caribes were an Arawakan-speaking people who had arrived around B.C. 10,000. Within a few short years following the arrival of European explorers, the population of Tainos had significantly been reduced by the Spanish conquerors. Based on Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (Tratado
to be misunderstood by foreigners. For example, Dominican Republic was the first country to come to Haiti's aid in the 2010 Haitian earthquake and has made impressive efforts to help its neighbor during this crisis. This shows that despite their historical, linguistic, religious, cultural and racial differences, Haitians and Dominicans still consider each other to be brotherly, yet proudly independent, nations. When staying at the luxury resorts or really any place in the Dominican Republic, it is advisable to tip for most services. The Dominican Republic is still a fairly poor country and tipping the people who serve you helps them be treated well. Connect WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
, also at San Juan, and Darryl Pinckney, who knocked Cardona out in four rounds on June 27, 1992. In Dominican cuisine (Cuisine of the Dominican Republic ) sofrito is also called ''sazón'' , and is a liquid mixture containing vinegar, water and sometimes tomato juice. A sofrito or sazón is used for rice, stews, beans, and other dishes. A typical Dominican (Dominican Republic) sofrito is made up of very finely chopped green, red and yellow bell peppers, red onions, garlic, ground
into the international landscape with the purchase of Spain's two largest cement companies, Valenciana de Cementos (Valcem, currently head of CEMEX Spain) and Cementos SANSON. Venezuela's largest cement company, VENCEMOS, was acquired by CEMEX in 1994, and plants were purchased the same year in the United States and in Panama. In 1995 CEMEX acquired a cement company in the Dominican Republic, and with the purchase of a majority stake in a Colombian cement company in 1996, CEMEX became the third largest cement company in the world. In 1997-1999, the company expanded its scope to include Asia and Africa, making major purchases in the Philippines, Indonesia and Egypt, as well as Costa Rica. The acquisition of U.S. based Southdown (Southdown (corporation)) made CEMEX the largest cement company in North America, and further international purchases were made in the following two years—a Thai (Thailand) company in 2001, and in 2002, a Puerto Rican (Ponce Cement, Inc.) company. '''Étang Saumâtre''' (in English (English language), ''brackish (Salinity) pond'') is the largest lake in Haiti and the second largest lake in Hispaniola, after Lake Enriquillo. It is also known as '''Lac Azuéi (Lake Azuéi)'''; it is called ''Lago del Fondo'' in the Dominican Republic. Its Taíno (Taíno people) name was ''Yainagua''. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
vogue in the 1910s, influencing the developing genre of country music (this is the source of the steel guitar sound that is characteristic of modern country). thumb left SS ''Hannover'' listing before her capture on 6 March 1940 (File:SS Hannover PA-104055.jpg) ''Hannover'' was a 5,537 GRT cargo liner built by Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Maschinenbau (Bremer Vulkan), Vegesack (Bremen-Vegesack) and launched on 29 March 1939. WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana
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
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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.