Hotel Dona Elvira
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... of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for ...
... that were mean to the volleyball team. I didn't want the youngest and middle team to suffer though, because they did really want to practice and learn.
I had them practicing with the team in Don Juan for a few weeks, but it was too time consuming to walk there and sometimes we'd make the walk to find out practice was cancelled. Then I found a man on the older team in Don Juan to come give practice. It's alright, but there's not a ...
... in Miami to meet up with Michelle who is inbound from Spain (they would join the rest of the team in Santiago, DR on Tuesday).
3:30pm: On DR soil, clear of customs, and loading 28 people and 50+ bags onto two buses. In the rain.
4:00pm: The bus ride to Santiago begins. And oh, what a ride.
8:30pm: The buses roll in to Hotel Platino, the home-away-from-home for the girls. The boys head on over to Denny's house, where they will be bunking. ...
... after Christopher Columbus died. Then, we saw the old Monastery and then a cigar shop and a shop where they finish Lari Mar, Amber and Black Coral jewelry. After, we went back to Bettye's, then went to get Yogunfruz. We had to try going to one Bon shop the. Another then back to the first one all for Yogunfruz, by it was worth it! I got a smallmone with pineapple and strawberries. It was pretty good!!! Then, we walked to our hotel and sat on the front porch for a while and I journaled!! ...
... flags, and a closing ceremony on the National Mall
February 2012: 50th year anniversary celebration for Peace Corps Dominican Republic
BELOW: Article taken from Worldview: The Magazine of the National Peace Corps Association
JFK AT THE UNION: The unknown story of the Peace Corps speech
by: James Tobin
Well after midnight on October 14th, 1960, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy arrived ...