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    Dominican Republic historical stages of democratization To begin with, the main focus for this project is on Dominican Republic transition to its current political system, which is, representative democracy. The Dominican Republic has a fairly new constitution that was enacted in 2010 and it is composed of three different government branches. Similar to the United States, the three branches of government are legislature, execution, and judicial. The president is head of state and government, moreover, he is directly elected every 4 years but he cannot hold consecutive terms. The legislature branch made up from the senate and the chamber of deputies this is possible because it uses a bicameral congress. Additionally, the judicial system has…

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    weren’t able to step foot in higher education building, such as a university, women have more people who are going to university unlike men. All women ever wanted was to get an education. Today women are “making up 62.2% of university enrolments” (Gatehouse 2013) in response to men who don’t go to universities as much. Unlike in the past, women in the Dominican Republic are now able to have jobs outside of the household. Also, women are able to get jobs in the government. Now women are allowed…

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    1. Going into missions week I was filled with excitement. Going to the Dominican Republic is something I’ve looked forward to since my first year at Hickory Grove. Every year you hear how the DR changed the students who went. There is a famous saying among the people who have gone on the Dominican trip, “I went with intentions of changing/helping the people yet the people seemed to change/help me,” and that was something I was looking forward to experiencing. 2. I was awarded the title of a…

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    Yunior had an average life in the Dominican Republic. They were poor and had barely anything to eat. “We didn’t eat rocks but we didn’t eat meat or beans. Almost everything on our plates was boiled; boiled yuca, boiled platano, boiled guineo, maybe with a piece of cheese or a shred of bacalao. On the best days the cheese and the platanos were fried.” But despite that, he was happy. He held the thought of his father, although he barely knew him, close to his heart. He led a happy life, one with…

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    The Dominican Republic is a very beautiful country with delicious food, amazing music, various beaches and waterfalls. It’s considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world with its white sand beaches, vast mountains, amazing waterfalls and impressive lakes. It’s located in both the Northern and Western Hemispheres. Dominican Republic shares the island with Haiti and the entire island is known as the Hispaniola. The Hispaniola earned its name when Christopher Columbus went on his first…

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    One significant event in my life was when I traveled to the Dominican Republic to see family. I had never been to another country before, and I was nervous and excited at the same time. I was curious to learn about the different culture. When my family and I arrived, my Aunt Melania greeted us with warm hugs and kisses. Overall, I feel as if my vacation to the Dominican was a good learning experience for me. I began to understand and accept the Dominican culture. I feel as if I grew closer to my…

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    and the Dominican Republic Haiti and the Dominican Republic: two isolated countries divided by a border on one small island. The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic breeds hatred, discrimination and racism stemming from a long, blood-filled history. Geographically close to one another, the countries remain psychologically separate, distinguished by an intangible boundary edified by the Dominican dictator Trujillo. Trujillo’s proclamations of antihaitismo and Dominican nationalism…

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    Isn’t it crazy that we automatically blame others for our problems? The Dominican Republic is blaming Haitians for their problems. They are blaming them for job loss and food loss. It seems like history is repeating itself. In 1937, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo did an ethnic cleansing and kicked out all the Haitians and dark-skinned Dominicans who did not know how to say the word “perejil.” Once again the Dominican Republic is hiding the cruel reality of a racist act by using excuses. Haitians…

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    Government Agricultural Investment: Changing the future of the Dominican Republic By looking at: the economy as well as the current and the future of insourcing and agriculture in the country Cory D. Varona The Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley Campus, MBA Program Abstract The history of the economy in the Dominican Republic has shown the country as the primarily exporter of sugar, tobacco and coffee in the Caribbean. This all has changed after…

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    Haitian in the Dominican Republic Introduction There always have been a battle between the Dominican Republic and Haiti; even though they are neighbors they treat each other as enemies. On February 27, 1844 independence was declared from Haitians, after that they protect the country from dictatorial rules. Even after the independence Haitians is still part of the history till now days. Dominican Republic has been a point of foreign immigration mostly for Haitians. In this paper I will write…

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