Honduras

Country Honduras
Capital Tegucigalpa
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Lempira(HNL)
Languages Spanish, English, Garifuna & Miskito

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Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

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Political Standoff Continues After Honduras Election - NPR

Political Standoff Continues After Honduras Election
NPR
Honduras has been shaken by protests over a contested presidential election. Supporters of the opposition candidate, a TV personality, say the vote has been stolen by the incumbent president. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: On the streets of Honduras, there ...



Honduras' electoral court finds results 'consistent' - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Honduras' electoral court finds results 'consistent'
Chicago Tribune
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez raises his right fist as he speaks to supporters in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Dec. 7, 2017. (Moises Castillo / AP). Associated Press. Honduras' electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ...
Honduras opposition requests election results annulmentAljazeera.com
Honduras tribunal says partial vote recount shows same resultReuters
Two weeks after Honduras' still-unresolved election, a sense of disquiet broadensLos Angeles Times
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Wish List: Honduran immigrant mother needs wheelchair ramp for son - Cincinnati.com

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Wish List: Honduran immigrant mother needs wheelchair ramp for son
Cincinnati.com
Her oldest child, Nelvin, 17, moved here in April 2016 from the family's native Honduras. He had been living with his maternal grandmother and weight about 40 pounds when he arrived. She has a job in demolition, removing asbestos, and she pays taxes ...



Honduras: Government deploys dangerous and illegal tactics to silence population - Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Honduras: Government deploys dangerous and illegal tactics to silence population
Amnesty International
The Honduran government is deploying dangerous and illegal tactics to silence any dissenting voices in the aftermath of one of the country's worst political crisis in a decade, including preventing lawyers and human rights activists from visiting ...

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In Honduras, a tense time as elections put democracy through the test - NBCNews.com

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In Honduras, a tense time as elections put democracy through the test
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The major players in this latest dramatic chapter of Honduran history are the country's incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernandez, 57, of the right-wing National Party, and former sports broadcaster Salvador Nasralla, 64, an outsider who ran on an ...
Crisis of Honduras democracy has roots in US tacit support for 2009 coupThe Guardian
Honduras presidential election: Curfew lifted in some areas after OAS callBBC News
The Honduran Government Is Trying to Steal an ElectionThe Nation.
The Economist -Washington Post -Columbia Journalism Review
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Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis - Washington Post

Washington Post

Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis
Washington Post
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Amid a deepening electoral crisis in Honduras, the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday certified the country's progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption. The move comes nearly two restive ...

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Rise in US Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Outpaces Growth From Elsewhere - Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project

Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project

Rise in US Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Outpaces Growth From Elsewhere
Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project
The flow of money from the U.S. to the Northern Triangle is substantial: In 2015, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras were among the top 10 estimated remittance-receiving nations from the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center analysis. More than a ...

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How have you been affected by the events in Honduras? - The Guardian

The Guardian

How have you been affected by the events in Honduras?
The Guardian
Shares. 2. 2. A spokesman for all national police in Honduras announced that they would refuse to enforce a curfew ordered by the government as they “want peace” and “don't want to repress and violate the rights of the Honduran people”. The ...
In Honduras, electoral board agrees to opposition demands for partial recountLos Angeles Times
Honduras Slips Deeper Into Political CrisisBloomberg
Honduran Vote Recount Urged as Tally Shows President Is AheadNew York Times
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Why Canadians should care about what's happening in Honduras - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Why Canadians should care about what's happening in Honduras
Toronto Star
Canada's ongoing support to Canadian mining companies in the Northern Triangle region of Central America needs to be held up to scrutiny. Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla march in protest for what they call electoral ...



US Fugitive Eric Conn, Guilty In $550 Million Fraud, Is Captured In Honduras - NPR

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US Fugitive Eric Conn, Guilty In $550 Million Fraud, Is Captured In Honduras
NPR
Eric Conn, the Kentucky lawyer who defrauded the Social Security system of more than half a billion dollars before fleeing the U.S. in June, has been arrested in Honduras, according to that country's Public Ministry. Wanted by the FBI, he also sent ...
Fugitive US lawyer wanted for fraud captured in HondurasBBC News
Fugitive Kentucky lawyer behind $550M Social Security fraud captured in HondurasCBS News
Eric C. Conn back in Kentucky after being captured in HondurasWKYT
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