#6770 Dec 4, 2013
In regards to your previous post which you addressed to me about that United Nations (UN) report. Which criticized the Dominican Republics treatment of Haitians.-----
What that report stated, it was somewhat accurate.
But, that report omitted MANY other factors.
These many other factors which that report omitted, was all of the things which Dominicans have done to help Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic.
When the United Nations issued that report.----
The Dominican Republics president back then, Leonel Fernandez was VERY critical of that report.
So was the Dominican Republics Foreign Minister, Carlos Morales Troncoso.
In my next post, I'll list what primarily started the Dominican / Haitian rivalry.
#6771 Dec 4, 2013
Here is a list of actions which caused the Dominican / Haitian rivalry & rift.----
Haitis dictator back then, Jean-Pierre Boyer ordered his troops to invade the Dominican Republic (DR). Which they did. This resulted in Haiti taking over the Dominican Republic.
There were many Dominicans which were aligned with the Haitian invasion force. But, most Dominicans were not aligned.
2. Haitian occupation of the DR from 1822 till 1844.-----
Most private property was nationalized. Including all of the property of landowners who had left in the wake of the invasion.
A lot of church property was nationalized.
All property which belonged to the former rulers was nationalized.
All property which belonged to the Spanish Crown was nationalized.
All levels of education collapsed.
The University was shut down. The University was starved of resources & students.
Dominican youths were drafted into the Haitian army.
Boyers occupation army (Which primarily consisted of Dominicans) were not paid. Because of this, they had to forage & sack from Dominican civilians.
Haiti imposed a heavy tribute on the Dominican population.
These are the reasons which started the Dominican / Haitian rivalry & rift.
#6772 Dec 4, 2013
Other factors which initially ignited the Dominican / Haitian rivalry & rift.-----
Haiti, on 13 different occasions from late, 1844 till late, 1855.----- Invaded the Dominican Republic. All 13 times, the Haitian army was knocked back.
Haiti doing this from late, 1844 till 1855.---- Also factored in with exacerbating the Dominican / Haitian rivalry & rift.
#6774 Dec 4, 2013
Other examples. Of the Dominican Republics economic growth & progress.-----
4. 1966 till 1978.----
When the DR had Joaquin Balaguer as president.
A very ambitious infrastructure program was implemented. This included large housing projects, sports complexes, theaters, museums, aqueducts, roads & highways.
The massive Columbus Lighthouse. This lighthouse was completed in a subsequent tenure in 1992.
The DRs economy grew rapidly. Growth averaged 7.7% per year.
There was a drop in unemployment.
There was a stable exchange & inflation rates.
#6775 Dec 4, 2013
Last examples. Of the Dominican Republics economic progress & growth.-----
5. Mid August, 2004 till mid August, 2012.-----
The Dominican Republics service sector overtook agriculture as the leading employer of Dominicans.
Agriculture remains the most important sector in terms of domestic consumption.
Agriculture is in second place, behind mining, in terms of export earnings.
Tourism earnings & remittances have helped build foreign exchange reserves.
The 3 national trunk highways, which connect every major town in the DR. The DR-1, DR-2 & DR-3, which depart from Santo Domingo towards the northern (Cibao), southwestern (Sur), and eastern (El Este) parts of the country respectively.
The Dominican government has put effort towards providing efficient public transportation with the construction of the Santo Domingo Metro.
The two main bus transportation services. One controlled by the government, through the Oficina Tecnica de Transito Terrestre (OTTT) and the Oficina Metropolitana de Servicios de Autobuses (OMSA). The other controlled by private business, among them, Federacion Nacional de Transporte La Nueva Opcion (FENATRANO) and the Confederacion Nacional de Transporte (CONATRA).
A very well developed telecommunications infrastructure, with extensive mobile phone & landline services.
Tourism is fueling the DRs economic growth. With the construction of projects like Cap Cana, San Souci Port in Santo Domingo, and Moon Palace Resort in Punta Cana. Because of these new projects, the DR expects even more tourism activity in the upcoming years.
#6776 Sep 2, 2015
I've been to the Dominican Republic and I'd say the average Dominican looks more like Alex Rodriguez or Prince Royce who are Dominican. I've read studies by universities from America which claim the average Dominican is as much as 65% European 32 percent African and 3% percent native. ( google it) I'm a white European ( Portugal) my wife is Dominican and I study anthropology. we now live in NY and in my opinion, as well as my studies I'd say Dominicans wouldn't really be consider black around the world other than by Americans. I'm speaking about the average Dominican, I did see blacks there ( many) and I also so plenty of people who would fit anywhere in Europe. I think Americans have a different view of race because they have been forced to identify this way however race mixing isn't a bad thing, it should be embraced and cherished. I may also add that while studying Dominican culture the average Dominican understands that they have some African in their lineage, the reason they don't call themselves black is because in Latin America once you're substantially mixed you are a mixed person not a black person not a white person. This is the same for mestizos. ( they do not feel as Indians (natives) nor as Europeans rather as a product of both.
Since: May 14
#6777 Sep 2, 2015
Since: May 14
#6778 Sep 2, 2015
In the Last 2010 United States Census, Dominican marked themselves as follow...
As we see, no a SINGLE one identify himself as "indio" as many liers want to claim.
(Google Source: United States Hispanic Census)
According to C.I.A. Fact Book Dominicans are:
73% Mix Tri-racial(Euro, Afro, Native)
According to recent genealogical tests by DNA-Tribe the average Mix Dominican is estimated to be:
58.1 % Spanish European
6.4% Taino Native
According to 23andMe DNA test, Mix Dominicans are estimated to be:
According to PLOS Genetic the average Mix Dominican is:
57% Spanish European
5 % Native
DOMINICANS are one of the most Proud & Gorgeous Latinos in Latin America that in 2009 Dominicans were considered the SECOND most HAPPY People in the Planet by the United Nation.
PROUD GORGEOUS DOMINICANS HAVING FUN & BEING PROUD TO BE DOMINICANS IN OUR PARADE.
Dominicans have skin color/phenotype descriptions just like other Mix Triracial Latinos Puerto Rican, Cuban, etc etc.
Rubio = White(blonde hair/colored eyes)
Rubito = White
Blanquito = Light Skin Mixed
Indiesito(indio)/Trigueño = Brown Skin Mixed
Morenito = Dark Skin Mixed
Moreno = Black
Prieto = Dark Black
According to "History Of The Caribbean" book Pg. 34 written by Franklin W. Knight a Black African American & extremely important Historian of the slavery in the Caribbean inform that by 1750 Dominicans were:
In others words, according to reliable factually sources Dominicans were slaves owners or masters.
AVERAGE COMMON DOMINICANS
Many White Dominicans.
(Dominicans White & Octoroon kids)
More Average Dominicans
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