The Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic

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Your text hereThe Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Española, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere

Your text hereSpain ceded the colony to France in 1795, and Haitian blacks under Toussaint L'Ouverture conquered it in 1801. In 1808, the people revolted and captured Santo Domingo the next year, setting up the first republic. Spain regained title to the colony in 1814. In 1821 Spanish rule was overthrown, but in 1822 the colony was reconquered by the Haitians. In 1844, the Haitians were thrown out and the Dominican Republic was established, headed by Pedro Santana. Uprisings and Haitian attacks led Santana to make the country a province of Spain from 1861 to 1865.

Your text herePresident Buenaventura Báez, faced with an economy in shambles, attempted to have the country annexed to the U.S. in 1870, but the U.S. Senate refused to ratify a treaty of annexation. Disorder continued until the dictatorship of Ulíses Heureaux; in 1916, when chaos broke out again, the U.S. sent in a contingent of marines, who remained until 1924.A sergeant in the Dominican army trained by the marines, Rafaél Leonides Trujillo Molina, overthrew Horacio Vásquez in 1930 and established a dictatorship that lasted until his assassination in 1961, 31 years later. In 1962, Juan Bosch of the leftist Dominican Revolutionary Party, became the first democratically elected president in four decades.

Dominican born Oscar de la Renta is one of the best-known fashion designers of the 21st century. He was born on July22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, DR. World-renowned model, Arlenis Sosa was born in Montecristi, DR and was recently featured as part of Peoplemagazine’s “100 Most Beautiful List.” Arlenis has walked shows for some of the most prestigious designers and

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Dominican born Oscar de la Renta is one of the best-known fashion designers of the 21st century. He was born on July22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, DR. World-renowned model, Arlenis Sosa was born in Montecristi, DR and was recently featured as part of Peoplemagazine’s “100 Most Beautiful List.” Arlenis has walked shows for some of the most prestigious designers and

Over 800,000 children play organized baseball in the DR. As the U.S. baseball season winds down, the DR annual baseball season is just warming up. Visitors who want to seethe future stars of baseball can often find them playing in the nation’s Winter League, which is played from Octoberthrough January.

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