What does "D.R." stands for in International Love song by Pitbull? "Down in DR they looking for visa"

Down in D.R. they're looking for visas
I ain't talking credit cards if you know what I mean
Yeah, en Cuba, la cosa esta dura
But the woman get down, if you know what I mean
In Colombia the women got everything done
But they are some of the most beautiful women I've ever seen
In Brazil they're freaky with big old booties
And their thongs, blue, yellow and green
In L.A. tengo la Mexicana, en New York tengo la boricua
Besitos para todas las mujeres en Venezuela, muah
Y en Miami tengo a cualquiera

Is it some US immigration office or what? I can't find the information anywhere.

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    Look at the title. Now, look at the start of all the other lines in the same stanza: En Cuba, En Columbia, In Brazil. Doesn't it look like DR should be the abbreviation of some country? Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 12:45
  • BTW... Columbia is not a country, but Colombia is. Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 13:44
  • @PeterShor Djibouti? I hardly knew her!
    – Mitch
    Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 13:51

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The Dominican Republic perhaps, given the references to other South/Central American countries in the lyrics, Cuba in particular. The Dominican Republic shares a border with Haiti, in the same island chain as Cuba.


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic

The name of the country is often shortened to "the D.R." (la R.D.)"

  • Sure...the same way we say D.F. for Mexico City. Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 13:49
  • @choster whoops yes, you're right, I'll edit, thanks. Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 17:24

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