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Religion
To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
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Health

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Religion, Education
We train church planters around the world.

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Dominican Republic
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Education, Children/Youth
We provide high-quality educational programs to at-risk youth in the Dominican Republic.
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Environment
The Dominican Republic faces substantial threats from pollution.1 One town in particular—Haina—was listed as number 2 of the top 10 most polluted places in 2006.2 Located near a closed down automobile battery recycling plant, the town has the highest level of lead contamination in the world and its population reveals symptoms of lead poisoning.3 Moreover, factories and industrial centers emit a total of 15,819 tons of pollutants every year.4 The USAID has assisted the Dominican Republic with conducting climate change vulnerability assessments periodically.5 These assessments will help the government draft climate change policies more effectively.6

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1 http://www.worstpolluted.org/projects_reports/display/50
2-3 Ibid
4http://www.ipsnews.net/2007/02/dominican-republic-thick-smog-on-the-caribbean-coast/
5 Ibid
6http://www.usaid.gov/documents/1862/dominican-republic-climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-report
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Dominican Republic News

JOC.com 
Trailer Bridge is developing a new niche with 53-foot containers on a twice-weekly service to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, while weathering a difficult US mainland-Puerto Rico market. The Santo Domingo service was launched six months ago. See more..
Deseret News 
Events in the Dominican cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago recognize the contributions of women of all ages in their support of gospel virtues. See more..
Mount Airy News 
Jade McCormick Kiger checks a patient's blood pressure during her recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic along with a small group of other family nurse practitioner students from Gardner-Webb University. Submitted photos. Kiger, who assisted ... See more..
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Bleacher Report 
Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler apparently isn't a fan of the passion the Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic teams have displayed during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. "I hope kids watching the WBC can watch the way we play the game and ... See more..
Chron.com 
A businessman from The Woodlands saw his trial once again postponed in the Dominican Republic, his lawyer said Wednesday. Larry Davis, 44, faces drug ... See more..
WatertownDailyTimes.com 
Dr. Kiri Brandy, left, and Joan Caruso, PA-C are shown with some local children during their trip to the Dominican Republic. Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is collaborating with students at Clarkson University to help bring medical assistance to poor ... See more..
MLB.com 
The Dominican Republic, which won the 2013 Classic with a perfect 8-0 record, fell short of the semifinals for the first time since the inaugural Classic in 2006. The Caribbean nation is now 18-6 all-time in the tournament (4-2 this year). "We did ... See more..
Haitilibre.com 
Thursday, Lieutenant General Máximo William Muñoz Delgado, Director of the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) revealed that his agency had expelled 8,383 foreigners in their respective country since the beginning of the year. He pointed out that ... See more..
247Sports 
Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb are good friends off the field, and recently they went a trip with a few of their friends. Last week Rodgers, Cobb and a few more guys traveled to the Dominican Republic where they did some golfing and fishing. Here's a ... See more..
Wall Street Journal (subscription) 
Reckless driving, low drunk-driving enforcement and the cash from pro baseball contracts have too often proven a deadly mix for some players in the Dominican ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Area

Total 48,670 sq km
Land 48,320 sq km
Water 350 sq km

Climate

tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall ;
Natural Resources

nickel, bauxite, gold, silver ;
Natural Hazards

lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

water shortages; soil eroding into the sea damages coral reefs; deforestation ;

Demographics

Nationality
Dominican
Population
10,219,630 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, but in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer, due to growth in telecommunications, tourism, and free trade zones. The economy is highly dependent upon the US, the destination for more than half of exports. Remittances from the US amount to about one-tenth of GDP, equivalent to almost half of exports and three-quarters of tourism receipts. The country suffers from marked income inequality; the poorest half of the population receives less than one-fifth of GDP, while the richest ...See More 10% enjoys nearly 40% of GDP. High unemployment and underemployment remains an important long-term challenge. The Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) came into force in March 2007, boosting investment and exports and reducing losses to the Asian garment industry. The growth of the Dominican Republic's economy rebounded from the global recession in 2010-12 and remains one of the fastest growing in the region although its fiscal situation is weak; the fiscal deficit climbed from 2.6% in 2011 to approximately 8% in 2012. A tax reform package passed in November 2012 aims to narrow this deficit. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$100.4 billion (2012 est.); $96.61 billion (2011 est.); $92.47 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs
Industries

tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco