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Santo Domingo chosen as cultural capital of the Americas for 2010

Capital of the Dominican Republic receives honour

This is a prestigious nomination, comparable with being selected to host the world expo or the Olympic Games. Xavier Tudela, president of the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals made the announcement at the organization's headquarters in Barcelona today. Tudela highlights that the appointment will provide a boost for the wealth of Dominican culture and serve to promote the city.

The city will benefit from extensive promotion by the Cultural Capitals of the Americas organization on leading media around the world, including Antena 3 Internacional, the official TV channel of the movement, and Discovery Channel.

The Cultural Capitals of the Americas program evolved from an original initiative that started in 1985, designating European Culture Capitals and going on to become one of the European Union's most popular and unifying initiatives. As of 2000, it moved on to the Americas.

The American Capital of Culture (CAC) promotes cultural integration in the Americas, improving awareness of cultural heritage among its peoples, while respecting national and regional diversity, and focusing on shared cultural heritage. 

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