Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Catholicism is the state religion, and the Church jealously guards its privileged political and economic clout. There is freedom of religion in basic rights for non-Catholics. Occultism is widespread, pervasive and strong. One major challenge is to develop Christian ethics in a society where corruption, crime and promiscuity are rampant.