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    Default Dominicans’ happiness plunges in just 3 years from 2nd happiest to 93rd

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    Dominicans’ happiness plunges in just 3 years



    United Nations.- The security problems in Latin America, the region with the world’s highest murder rate, don’t stymy its citizens from being the happiest on Earth, an apparent contradiction explained by the enormous progress the region achieved during the last decade, EFE reports.
    Interviewed to mark the first International Happiness Day on Wednesday, UN deputy secretary general Heraldo Muñoz noted that the “58 million Latin Americans are no longer poor since the last ten years, have come surmounted the crisis and in addition to that there’re no more dictatorships and democracy spreads.”
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    Latin America’s homicide rate is the world’s highest, averaging 22.2 murders per 100,000 population, well above the global average of 6.9, but at the same time the region has been able to continue bolstering its human development standards in recent years.
    Among Latin American countries Costa Rica ranks first and 12th worldwide, followed by Venezuela (19), Panama (21), Mexico (24), Brazil (25), Puerto Rico (27), Guatemala (37), Argentina (39) and Colombia (41).
    Below those figure other countries like Chile (43), El Salvador (48), Uruguay (50), Bolivia (57), Honduras (63), Ecuador (66), Cuba (69), Paraguay (70), Peru (77), Nicaragua (89), and Dominican Republic (93) and, far behind, Haiti.
    In a similar study Dominican Republic figured as the second happiest country in the world just three years ago, paced only by Costa Rica.
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    According to a UN report released last year, which compares data from the pollster Gallup between 2005 and 2011, the world’s happiest countries are Denmark, Finland and Norway, while the Central African Republic, Benin and Togo are the opposite.
    Source: Dominican Today

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    Price of beer, inverse relationship. Just a little more beer tax = revolution... hopefully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    Price of beer, inverse relationship. Just a little more beer tax = revolution... hopefully!
    I do believe you have the reason. I would have thought it was the introduction of Brahma beer, but it really does all come down to money.

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    Sounds like my second marriage.

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    sounds like any marriage

    and people dare to ask about being happy here, eh?

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    They have been reading "DR!"!!!!
    Now they know how really bad life is here!
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    they can read?

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    I hate to sound like a broken record, but, again, according to this survey and every other survey out there that i've seen or read over the past two decades, Scandinavian countries rank highest in every positive category out there...just pick one.

    Why is that? Well, for starters, they provide every citizen with free health care and free education (all the education you want).Yes,it's paid by one's taxes, but at least you see the benefits every day around you.

    If only other countries could follow suit, the world would be a much better place to live in, and people would not be stressing out, re-mortgaging their homes, and going through their entire life savings over the two most important social factors of any society:
    1. Healthcare
    2. Education.

    It's not rocket science.

    Frank

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    frank. this is why i do not get americans fuming about "no such thing as free this and that". damn. they also pay taxes yet they do not get much in return. yes, taxes in scandinavia are high. but the return is significant!

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    The "Scandinavians" are all DRUNK!!!!!
    Plus, they are a "Homogenious" people!
    That don't mean "GAY"!
    It means there is no "Racial Inequality" to PI$$ anybody off!
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