PMC broadcast in the Dominican Republic from September to December 2012. Since 1975 the country's population has doubled.
PMC co-produced Último Año (“Last Year”) with MTV Latin America, which aired in the Dominican Republic for one hour, five nights per week. Because it was broadcast on MTV Latin America, which broadcasts throughout much of Latin America, the estimated audience reach of this serial drama was 22 million households.Último Año’s website recorded 324,000 visits and 1.4 million page views.Último Año ranked #4 on MTV Latin America’s website, received 46,000 likes on Facebook and gained 12,000 followers on Twitter. Último Añowon a number of MTV awards, including TV production, musical theme, best finish, favorite antagonistic character, and best performance.
The Dominican Republic’s GDP investment in education is a slight 1.9 percent – this is one of the lowest investments in education in all of Latin America and the Caribbean. This results in overcrowded classrooms, overwhelmed teachers, and high dropout rates – which greatly impacts the futures of young Dominicans.
Poverty is also an issue despite the economic growth of the Dominican Republic over the last ten years with GDP per capita rising almost 50 percent from 2000 to 2011. In the same time period, over 19 percent of the country’s residents’ economic status actually fell despite the improved economy, widening the gaps between the poor and the rich.