Haiti & Dominican Republic

Being denied Basic Rights

Dominican Is located

  • The Hispaniola is the island where the Dominican republic is located. It was the first place reached by Christopher Columbus, who originally named it La Espanola.
  • The Dominican Republic is the oldest country of the Americans, Santos Domingo is the first capital of north & south american & the first university the first cathedral & first hospital.

what they fought for?

  • The Dominican fought for their independence from Spain, Haiti and the united states!
  • The colonial city of Santos Domingo was declared world Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1990.

Curiosities

  1. The Dominican Republic is the second largest country in a Caribbean island (after Cuba).
  2. Members of the armed forces and the national police are not allowed to vote.
  3. The official language is Spanish, although English, French and German are widely spoken.
  4. The main source of income in the Dominican Republic used to come from coffee, sugar and tobacco. Nowadays, it comes from the service sector (aka tourism!).
  5. A major highway (Autopilot del Coral) was recently built to go from Punta Cana to La Romana way faster!