Misael Rincon photographed the Christmas spirit of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He says the photo portrays "the joy of our people, my people are very happy despite the problems we have, we always see the positive in life.
Dominican Republic Scott Dec Christmas issue, Campana de la Navidad de America Bell of La Navidad, the first European settlement established by Christopher Columbus near the present site of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti Dec
Dominican Republic Scott #1170a-b (05 Dec 1994) Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of La Isabela being the cradle of Evangelization of the New World with the construction of the first Church in America. La Isabela was founded by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage after discovering that the fort of La Navidad, which he had constructed during his first trip, had been totally destroyed.
El Salvador Scott #86 (year 1892) Founding the city of La Isabela by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage in 1493. It was located in the province of Puerto Plata of the Dominican Republic and is considered the first formal European settlement in the New World. La Isabela was founded after learning that the fort of La Navidad (constructed on his first voyage) had been totally destroyed by the native Taino people.