This week the US is celebrating all things Dominican. Dominican Week in the US is celebrating its 25th year with multiple events held in New York City and Washington D.C. The goal of this long-standing cultural celebration is to strengthen ties between the US and the Dominican Republic.
Currently there are nearly 2 million Dominicans living in the US. They represent the fifth largest Latino population in the country with population booming for decades. Most Dominicans live in the northeast especially in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
The Dominican government has sent a delegation of officials to represent the country. The celebration is led by the American Chamber of Commerce with trade and diplomacy as a key focus this year in light of the current political climate. Dominicans living in the US that have contributed to their culture will also be honored at the week-long event. The week kicks off in Washington where the current issues surrounding trade with the US will be discussed. The sensitive subject of immigration is not expected to be broached.
The delegation will then travel to New York to participate in a panel “Dominicans on Wall Street” followed by numerous festivities.
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