Cultural Info: Dominican Republic

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<p>Samaná Bay is taken over by humpback whales who have made an annual trip to the DR to spend the winter for centuries. Dominican Republic is a leader in eco-tourism and has created a whale sanctuary around Samaná in order to protect humpback whales from being hunted. In fact, Dominican Republic is a leader in environmental and sustainable tourism, dedicating around 25 % of the country’s land and coastal shores as national parks, reserves and sanctuaries.</p>

Samaná Bay is taken over by humpback whales who have made an annual trip to the DR to spend the winter for centuries. Dominican Republic is a leader in eco-tourism and has created a whale sanctuary around Samaná in order to protect humpback whales from being hunted. In fact, Dominican Republic is a leader in environmental and sustainable tourism, dedicating around 25 % of the country’s land and coastal shores as national parks, reserves and sanctuaries.

<p>Dominican Republic has the second-largest number of Major League Baseball players next to the United States. Many world-famous baseball players get their start in the Dominican Republic such as David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Miguel Tejada, Juan Marichal, Sammy Sosa and Alexander Rodriguez (aka A-Rod).</p> <p>More than 800,000 children play organized baseball in the DR.</p>

Dominican Republic has the second-largest number of Major League Baseball players next to the United States. Many world-famous baseball players get their start in the Dominican Republic such as David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Miguel Tejada, Juan Marichal, Sammy Sosa and Alexander Rodriguez (aka A-Rod).

More than 800,000 children play organized baseball in the DR.

<p>Perfected over the course of a few centuries, the DR is known for distilling and aging excellent rum. Brugal, Bermúdez and Barceló are the most well-known brands from the Dominican Republic</p> <p>Presidente Beer is the Dominican Republic's most popular beer and is served throughout the country.  The popular cocktail, Mamajuana, contains a combination of rum, red wine, honey, herbs and tree bark. </p>

Perfected over the course of a few centuries, the DR is known for distilling and aging excellent rum. Brugal, Bermúdez and Barceló are the most well-known brands from the Dominican Republic

Presidente Beer is the Dominican Republic's most popular beer and is served throughout the country.  The popular cocktail, Mamajuana, contains a combination of rum, red wine, honey, herbs and tree bark. 

<p>Christopher Columbus accidentally visited the Dominican Republic December 5, 1492. He named it  Hispaniola.</p>

Christopher Columbus accidentally visited the Dominican Republic December 5, 1492. He named it  Hispaniola.

<p>“Catedral de Santa Maria La Menor” in the Dominican Republic is believed to be the <strong>oldest cathedral</strong> in the world dating back to 1540,  located in the capital city — Santo Domingo. </p> <p>Santo Domingo is considered the oldest city in the new world. </p> <p> </p>

“Catedral de Santa Maria La Menor” in the Dominican Republic is believed to be the oldest cathedral in the world dating back to 1540,  located in the capital city — Santo Domingo. 

Santo Domingo is considered the oldest city in the new world. 

 

<p>Dominican Republic offered to take 100,000 Jews as refugees during the Holocaust, but relief agencies could only offer a small amount of support.</p>

Dominican Republic offered to take 100,000 Jews as refugees during the Holocaust, but relief agencies could only offer a small amount of support.

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