I. Introduction a) Story/ Personal Experience: When I was around 14 years old my uncle went to to visit Dominican Republic with his Lebanese girlfriend, who was visiting the country for the first time. When they arrived to my house, I was eating something Dominicans call “kipes”, which is a fried wheat ball with meat inside. When she saw me eating she got closed to me and said “so you like Lebanese food,” and I laughed and said “this is Dominican, and that we have been eating this since forever.” Then she insisted that what I was eating was called Kibbeh and that Dominicans probably created their own version of this supposedly Lebanese dish. So after arguing wit her and telling her that all Dominican dishes are influenced by African or Spanish cuisine, she insisted that the Kibbeh has been part of Lebanon even before Dominican Republic was discovered.
The dominican Republic is known as the breadbasket of the Caribbean because it grows, farms, and catches almost everything that’s served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Dominican Republic was the first colony founded by Christopher Columbus. It used to go by “La Hispaniola” in colonial times. Also the flag
I’m originally from Haiti, a small island in the West Indies, which they share with their adjacent neighbor the Dominican Republic. This created a rich and diverse society in which I grew up and partook in work at.
Within the unique culture of the Dominican Republic, the complex heritage of Arawak, Spanish, African, and French lore, is unique to the Dominican Republic compared to other Caribbean islands. Moreover, the country maintains close ties with the United States. Currently, the people of the Dominican Republic are striving to build a democracy against the unscrupulous and authoritarian politically privileged leadership. A large element that shapes Dominican national identity is its Spanish heritage. Currently in this country, light skin color, which is marked to reflect European ancestry, is valued, while dark skin tones indicate West African slave ancestry. The Roman Catholic cathedrals still are in existence and the majority of the population
It was a hot, searing day as the sun beat down on my skin. The lush green palm trees provided me shade as I sat and observed my surroundings. Children, barefoot and dirty, wearing tattered and stained clothes were running around laughing and playing. Their joyous giggles put a smile on my face and warmed my heart as I watched them.
The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola with Haiti situated on its western end. It is a part of the West Indies Island group. Fertile valleys and forests cover the Dominican Republic. The capital and largest city is Santo Domingo. In Spanish, the country is known as La Republica Dominicana (Sagas 303). The population of the Dominican Republic is 10,464,000 (Nations of the World).
There are four Mirabal sisters, Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. They did something remarkable for all women who lived in the Dominican Republic. The girls started a revolution that they were doing things to stop Trujillo. Patria, Minerva,and Maria Teresa Died in the process. Six months after their deaths Trujillo was assassinated. Everything they did for women started then. Minerva was the sister that saw how Trujillo really was first. She felt like she was trapped, “ sometimes watching the rabbits in their pen, she’d I’m no different from you,poor thing.” She went to a Religious boarding school. Minerva met her first actual friend there. Sinita told Minerva things Trujillo did to her family. She didn’t really start believe El
Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic has many different physical features. Such as beaches, mountains, rivers, and peninsulas. Near the borders of the Dominican Republic, there are tropical provinces such as Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. This is where about 800 miles of warm beaches and islands lay. It’s a nice place
The history of the Dominican Republic formation is first dated back to The Taino’s, which split up the island into five territories and chiefdoms. A major event of the country’s formation was in 1492 when in his first voyage Christopher Columbus’s discovered and claimed it. Columbus’s exploration triggered Spanish takeover of the American mainland and the Caribbean. Due to the French taking control of the western third of the island, that part of the island became known as Haiti in 1804. The Dominican Republic tried to gain its own independence in 1821 but failed for 22 years due to the Haitians taking the island over until 1844 when it gained its own independence. But they willingly returned to the Spanish Empire in 1861. Due to voluntarily
Victoria Luciano Fr. Michael 5/2/18 When it comes to religion in the Dominican Republic, things were complicated. Religion changed with its political leaders. It all started with Christopher Columbus. In one of four voyages that Christopher Columbus sailed he found Santo Domingo. Christopher Columbus brought about Catholicism to the
Since transferring to the University of Southern Maine from Colby College to become a student of the University of Southern Maine School of Nursing, I have been looking forward to the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic with the University of Southern Maine School of Nursing Dominican Republic Outreach Program. The Dominican Republic Outreach Program travels from Maine to the Dominican Republic every six months to provide basic health care and health education to residents who otherwise would have no access to such care, and I am beyond excited to announce that I will be taking part in the January 2017 trip to the Dominican Republic!
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country also known as “Republica Dominicana” and two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. Its shares the other one-third of its country with Haiti. Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492, and claimed it was a Spanish crown. (CIA.GOV). The Dominican Republic sits in the Caribbean Sea and is south of the Atlantic Ocean. It lies between the island of Puerto Rico and Cuba, and is mostly populated by people of European and African origin. The Dominican Republic claimed their independence from Haiti on February 27, 1844, and their government runs as a democracy till this day. 85.4% of their financial stability comes from services and tourism attractions, and about 14.6% of the Dominican Republic’s
My grandmother, Anastasia Herrera, fearing my father’s death was imminent, put him on a plane bound to the United States. Apparently, my dad, barely fifteen years old at the time, had joined the Constitutionalists revolution in Santo Domingo. This rebel group was comprised of military agitators and civilian combatants fighting against Trujillistas or politicos adopting the imperialistic ideals of the fallen Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. My father was not an idle supporter, but rather an active participant who manufactured Molotov cocktails, flinging bombs at law enforcement officers in the streets while the civil war gained momentum.
In 1995, the Dominican Republican Government ordered an executive decree that mandated modernization of the health care system to better serve the population, with an emphasis that focused on the most disadvantaged groups. The National Health Commission was created to assess and implement various reform initiatives (Health, 2007).
Country of interest Dominican Republic During my research, I came across an interesting post “The American Invasion” from an undergraduate student Alejandra Baez who is in a school of “Foreign Service” and is “majoring in Regional and Comparative studies.” During a semester in Santo Domingo she shared her observation of how