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


Dominican Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Dominican_Republic (Spanish: República Dominicana) is a nation on the island of La Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,442 square kilometres and an estimated 10 million people. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Dominican Republic | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
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 2016
2014: 7.16, Rank: 63, Personal Freedom: 6.99, Economic Freedom: 7.32, Democracy Index: 6.43
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.32, Rank: 55


Killing in the Name of Democracy, by James Bovard, Future of Freedom, Jun 2006
Revised text of the "Messianic Democracy" chapter of Attention Deficit Democracy with additional parallels to George W. Bush
"In 1916, U.S. Marines seized Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. After the United States could not find any Dominican politicians who would accept orders from Washington, it installed its own military government to run the country for eight years."
Related Topics: Democracy, Mexico, Philippines
The Secret State, by Carl Oglesby, 19 Dec 1991
Details various events from the establishment of the Gehlen Org after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro that Oglesby says led to the creation of "a national-security oligarchy, a secret and invisible state within the public state"
"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 ... which had holdings in the Dominican Republic that were threatened by the revolution."