Expats Guide To The Dominican Republic – American Occupation Era

American Occupation of Dominican Republic

American Occupation of Dominican Republic

Hi guys, Barry in DR here.  Today’s post is the second installment of the new “Expats Guide To The Dominican Republic”, a multi-part series of videos to answer more expat questions and introduce you to the history, customs and ways of life down here on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  As you know if you have been to our little oasis down here in Cabrera Dominican Republic, the local people are some of the friendliest and most welcoming in the Caribbean.  This segment of our video series may give you a little clearer understanding of why it ended up this way.  Pay special attention to the second occupation for some hints.

Today’s video covers the period of history from about 1916 through about 1967.  You will hear not only about the two American occupations of the island, but also about a period of time from 1927 through 1961 where the people of the Dominican Republic suffered under the cruel rule of an iron fisted quasi-dictator, Trujillo.  It is the rebellion of the people against Trujillo that has helped instill such an independence-loving attitude in today’s generation of Dominicans.


This independent attitude is very beneficial for expats moving to this part of the Dominican Republic.

I hope you are getting something useful out of these history videos that will help you understand a little more about the people and culture in the Dominican Republic.

In the next video I will  dig a little into several of the more recent presidents, Fernandez and Hipolito.  It is important to understand recent politics to gain a greater appreciation for why I believe the north coast of the Dominican Republic, and specifically Cabrera, will be an ideal safety haven when the U.S, Canadian and European currencies devalue and nations commence sliding into a period of deflation.  The recent political environment is very friendly to expats.

For now, it’s Barry in the DR.


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