Dominican Republic

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 Young Life / Vida Joven Established: 1986

The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. It is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba with a population of 10 million. The capital is Santo Domingo. Although the Dominican Republic is the second largest economy in the Caribbean and the Central American Region, unemployment, serious income inequality, government corruption, and inconsistent electrical services remain major Dominican problems. The Dominican Republic has become the largest tourist destination in the Caribbean with an economy dominated by services. Youth are being marginalized and negatively affected due to broken families, leading them to turn to destructive practices in an attempt to fill the void.







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