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MY HERITAGE-DISCOVERY AND CELEBRATON. Manaury Castro per 2. Table of contents. Economics. politics. Environment. Society and culture. economics.

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table of contents

Table of contents

Economics

politics

Environment

Societyandculture

economics
economics
  • Sustained tourism growth. Mining – mainly of nickel and gold – and sugar major sectors. Hand-made cigars, which are biggest sellers in US. Large hidden economy based on transshipment of narcotics to US.
  • Tourism vulnerable to global slumps, such as that after September 11, 2001. Peso falling in value. Massive bank fraud exposed in 2003 – $2.2 billion embezzled. Electricity shortages
politics
politics
  • THE ROOTS OF DEMOCRACY were not deep in the Dominican Republic. The country traditionally had been mostly poor, rural, and underdeveloped.
environment
Environment
  • The most important source for bibliography of books and articles concerning the Dominican Republic is the annual Handbook of Latin American Studies produced by over 130 contributing editors under the editorship of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
  • The environment has two sides a

Poor one and a good well one.

population
Population
  • Population 9,021,500 (2006 est) Population growth rate 1.4% (2005�10) Population density (per sq km) 186 (2006 est) Urban population (% of total) 60 (2005 est) Age distribution (% of total population) 0�14 33%, 15�59 61%, 60+ 6% (2005 est) Ethnic groups about 73% of the population are mulattos, of mixed European and African descent; about 16% are European; 11% African Life expectancy 65 (men); 72 (women) (2005�10) Child mortality rate (under 5, per 1,000 live births) 32 (2004) Education (compulsory years) 9 Literacy rate 84% (men); 84% (women) (2004 est)
society and culture
Society and culture

Spanish is the official language of the country and which street signs and restaurant menus are written in. Even though the people linked to the tourist trade generally speak English, knowing some Spanish is a great advantage.

agriculture
Agriculture
  • President Leonel Fernández announced that later this year it will begin the bidding process for construction of the second line of Metro de Santo Domingo, and another that will go from Haina to Santiago.
my birthday sep 9
MY BIRTHDAY Sep 9
  • 1739 Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)
  • 1830 Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ
my family tree
MY Family Tree

Catalina

chela

RAmon

Regino

Cecilia

Marino

Jairo

Andria

Manaury

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The present civil war has brought Haiti back into the news again, along with its many problems that have afflicted the country for over a century. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and now is stricken with a civil war that threatens to bring about a humanitarian catastrophe.

On March 17, 1861, Santana announced the annexation of the Dominican Republic by Spain. A number of conditions had combined to bring about this reversion to colonialism. The Civil War in the United States had lessened the Spanish fear of retaliation from the north.

our music
Our music

This is omega a mambosinger

This is Anthony Santos a bachatero.

instruments of the island
Instruments of the island

These are the main instrument played to make music.

typical food yumm
Typical food yumm

These are some types of food that we have in our country .

junot diez
Junot Diez

Junot Diaz is a journalist born in the Dominican republic . “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” is one of the book that he wrote and made a lot of changes. He is like any regular Dominican person and has the same character. He always liked school and has a positive attitude about school.