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" the spring of 2004 had several days of relatively heavy rain followed by one day of unprecedented rain in which 10 inches fell in 24 hours." Flood Map, Watershed in the SW DR on the Haitian border-Lee Daneker

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Lee Daneker, 2004-2005, Dominican Republic, Crisis Corps.


"It depicts a watershed in the SW DR on the Haitian boarder. The watershed suffered a serious flood in 2004, which led to my CC assignment...The fan shape is an approximation of the extent of the watershed. The area is more or less a desert, but in the spring of 2004 it had several days of relatively heavy rain followed by one day of unprecended rain in which 10 inches fell in 24 hours. The flood began in Haiti, which is above and to the right of the red line...The small black squares the towns in Haiti, some of which were wiped out with a loss of life of about 2,000. The flood, which was a mixture of rock, water, and mud, was channeled through a narrow canyon (the solid black lines), burst out of the canyon at about 3 am, destroyed about a third of Jimani... killed 800 people, and wiped out a swath of agricultural land between the town and Lago Enriquillo (the blue at the lower left corner)."

Arroyo Blanco

Mark Hofmeister, 2001-2003, Arroyo Blanco.


"I put together this map to help seek funding sources for the project. Most proposals required a map so I drew this map up. The community has 85 houses, and approximately 350 people. We put in the water system and 85 water taps. The water source was about 3 km from the town water tank that we built which has three transmission lines that supply the 85 houses."

Santo Domingo

Matthew Cummings, 2004 Santo Domingo.


Left image. "[Matthew] stands with homeless street boys in front of a Dominican Republic wall map they painted on a classroom wall, October 2004." Right image. "Street kids enjoy a lively game of dominoes at the Don Bosco Center, Santo Domingo, in front of a world map that the Peace Corps Volunteer and the boys painted in a schoolroom as an educational project." Photos by Neil Ross (RPCV Dominican Republic 1962-64).

This site is filled with information about Peace Corps/ Dominican Republic and is managed by the returned Peace Corps Volunteers of the Dominican Republic and their organization, Friends of the Dominican Republic.

Online Articles / Current News Sites About the Dominican Republic
This site provides daily news summaries in English
Online edition of Listin Diario, a Dominican newspaper (in Spanish)
Online edition of Hoy, a Dominican newspaper (in Spanish)
Official Internet portal to the Dominican Republic with information on history, culture and arts, economy, business, politics, news, etc. (in Spanish and English)

International Development Sites About the Dominican Republic
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s programs in the Dominican Republic
The United Nation’s Development Programme’s projects in the Dominican Republic (in Spanish),00.html
The World Bank’s programs in Latin America and the Caribbean


Recommended Books

  1. Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1991.
  2. Alvarez, Julia. In the Time of the Butterflies. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1995.
  3. Alvarez, Julia. ¡Yo! Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1997. These are three novels about Dominican history and the immigrant experience by a writer who moved to the United States as a girl when her parents fled the Trujillo regime.
  4. Fischkin, Barbara. Muddy Cup: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America. New York: Scribner, 1997. A journalist follows the emigration of a Dominican family from the time they apply for visas through their move to New York.
  5. Ruck, Rob. The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic. University of Nebraska Press, 1999. Traces baseball’s roots in the Dominican Republic against a historical background of economic and political change.
  6. Pons, Frank Moya. The Dominican Republic: A National History. New York: Hispaniola Books, 1994.
  7. Wucker, Michele. Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola. New York: Hill and Wang, 1999.