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Dominicans take surprising plunge in happiness

Copenhagen.- Perhaps best known for Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the fierce Viking warriors that being the world happiest country, Denmark has won in the latter category, AP reports.

The own ranking comes as a surprise since Dominican Republic was the second happiest nation in the region in 2015, according to pollster Latinobarómetro.

The United Nations has again made it official: the UN has determined that the Danes are the happiest people on Earth, according to a study with 156 countries.

Knud Christensen, 39, a social worker knows why his compatriots are relaxed: they feel safe in a country with few natural disasters, low corruption and a nearly total absence of dramatic events.

“We don’t have worries,” Christensen says with a smile, standing on a street near Copenhagen City Hall. “And if we worry it’s about the weather. Will it rain today, or will it be gray, or will it be cold?”

As for Latin America and the Caribbean, the best positioned territories are Costa Rica, 14th and Puerto Rico, 15th.

Mexico ranked the highest in the region (21), followed by Chile (24), Panama (25), Argentina (26), Uruguay (29), Colombia (31), Guatemala (39), Venezuela ( 44), El Salvador (46) Nicaragua (48), Ecuador (51), Bolivia (59), Peru (64), Paraguay (70), Jamaica (73), Dominican Republic (89), Honduras (104) and Haiti (136).

Read full report here: World Happiness Report 2016 update shows significantly more inequality in Caribbean

Source: DT, Caribbean News Now

March 17, 2016

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