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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
Healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God

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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

ESPN 
I came with some experience as a cook in the Dominican Republic. When I played in the Dominican league in the summer after being signed with the Mets, my sister worked. I came from practice at 4 and studied at night to get my [high school] degree. See more..
The Atlantic 
... Those Condos for Sale; Those Reelection-Campaign Funds; That Second Hotel in Washington, D.C.; That Property in Azerbaijan; That Trump Tower Penthouse; That Resort in the Dominican Republic; That Chinese Trademark; That Meeting at Mar-a-Lago ... See more..
ESPN (blog) 
David Ortiz has some fun with Dominican Republic teammates Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes during the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Ortiz is a mentor to so many Dominican players, it's impossible to keep count. Gary Bogdon/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty ... See more..
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BaltimoreRavens.com 
After a three-day trip to Lebanon in April, where he witnessed the Middle East's refugee crisis first-hand, Watson will travel to the Dominican Republic later this month to take on sex trafficking. Watson and his wife, Kirsten, will travel with Denver ... See more..
New York Post 
Eight women from New York City who had cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic contracted infections, the city's Health Department reported... See more..
PR Newswire (press release) 
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. and SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charge Anywhere powers Mobile Payment Platform for ... See more..
The National Law Review 
In an effort to bring the Dominican legal framework up to date with new international standards, on June 1, 2017, the Executive Power of the Dominican Republic promulgated the new Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act 155-17 (“New Law”). See more..
Baseball America 
Scouts see flashes of Gleyber Torres in 2017 shortstop Wander Franco. See more..
Greenwich Time 
Earlier this month, 39 Whitby seventh- and eighth-graders traveled to the Dominican Republic for a one-week service trip, the culmination of their Spanish-learning experience at the school. Students volunteered at the Mariposa Foundation in Puerto ... See more..
Washington Post 
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — In the opening scenes of the latest Vin Diesel action movie, troops in the Dominican Republic chase the hero through a rainforest and down a twisty mountain road. But in real life, the government is doing all it can ... 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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Languages
Religions

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