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Territory in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1961 by the República Dominicana

The Dominican_Republic (Spanish: República Dominicana) is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area (after Cuba) at 48,445 square kilometers, and third by population with approximately 10 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.

Geographical type: Island Territory

Latitude: 19° N — Longitude: 70.67° W

Area: 48,442 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: DO

Measures of Freedom

Dominican Republic | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2024
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 70, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
The government of the Dominican Republic continued to struggle to address the crisis resulting from a 2013 Constitutional Court ruling that revoked citizenship from tens of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent, many of whom were born to undocumented Haitian migrant workers. Under a 2014 law passed in response to the 2013 decision, the government established pathways for people affected by the ruling to regain their citizenship, as well as for undocumented individuals born in the Dominican Republic to acquire residency and apply for naturalization.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2023: A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom
2021: 7.56, Rank: 54, Personal freedom: 7.74, Economic freedom: 7.30
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.32, Rank: 55


The Secret State, by Carl Oglesby, 19 Dec 1991
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
1965: The DR
An uprising in the Dominican Republic was put down with the help of 20,000 U.S. Marines. Ellsworth Bunker, the U.S. ambassador, Abe Fortas, a new Supreme Court justice and a crony of LBJ's, presidential advisors Adolf Berle, Averill Harriman and Joseph Farland were all on the payroll of organizations such as the National Sugar Refining Company, the Sucrest Company, the National Sugar Company, and the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company—all of which had holdings in the Dominican Republic that were threatened by the revolution.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dominican Republic" as of 22 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.