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Dominican Republic

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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.

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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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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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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 
Australia's Little League World series is over after a heart-breaking 8-7 loss to the Dominican Republic, their second loss of the tournament. The Hills, representing Australia for the second-straight year, were beaten 8-0 in their first game against a ... See more..
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom 
NEWARK — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a fugitive citizen of the Dominican Republic wanted by Dominican law enforcement authorities for homicide. Kelbin Alberto Perez De Los ... See more..
The Herald Journal 
According to a USU news release, USU accepts students from the DR through the Dominican Republican Presidential Scholarship for Superior Students. Over the last 17 years nearly 400 DR-native USU students have received degrees and over 400 have ... See more..
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Star Local Media 
A small group of students from Lake Dallas High School took part in what they called a “life-changing” experience over the summer. Current and former members of the Lake Dallas High School Student Council traveled to the Dominican Republic for eight ... See more..
Walton Sun 
What can five men who have never been trained for the seminary accomplish in the Dominican Republic? Just ask some Destin residents. Billy Gray, Caleb Plantholt, Jimmy Taylor, Sonny Stowers and Charlie Earles traveled to the Dominican Republic on ... See more..
Lexington Herald Leader 
Vargas scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds as Metros de Santiago defeated Leones de Santo Domingo 94-87 on won the Dominican Republic's Liga Nacional de Baloncesto title series 4-1. Vargas also added two steals and two blocks in Game 5. See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
Stowaway Found on Miami-Bound Flight From Dominican Republic. Authorities say a stowaway on a flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami was spotted emerging from the plane's wheel well and sent back home. Aug. 14, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.. MORE. See more..
GrindTV 
"Street Racers" is a short film by Aurélien Heilbronn that gives an intimate look at the illegal street bike racing scene in the Dominican Republic. See more..
Jamaica Observer 
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — Four Haitians who were inmates at the notorious La Victoria prison here, died on Thursday during an early ... See more..
Mid-Hudson News 
NEW CITY – Rockland County will donate surplus medical items from the now-closed county nursing home to Haverstraw organizations that will send them to the Dominican Republic. The county legislature must approve the donation of the equipment, which ... 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