Honduras

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

Tegucigalpa

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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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Honduras is making progress on transparency and corruption - Washington Post

Washington Post

Honduras is making progress on transparency and corruption
Washington Post
Sarah Chayes's June 18 Outlook essay, “ Political corruption's hidden cost: The environment,” accused the Honduran government of “shroud[ing] government activities in secrecy” and of using its Patuca III dam project as a “conduit for corruption.



Navy Times Coast Guardsman of the Year spearheads nonprofit in Honduras - NavyTimes.com

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Navy Times Coast Guardsman of the Year spearheads nonprofit in Honduras
NavyTimes.com
Over the past three years, Gore and his wife, Judith, have donated thousands of dollars to start a nonprofit that has provided more than 3,000 impoverished Honduran children with free dental care. The nonprofit is called Danilo's Cares, named for the ...



'Am I Next?' Deadly Waiting Game for Honduras Land Activists - Voice of America

Voice of America

'Am I Next?' Deadly Waiting Game for Honduras Land Activists
Voice of America
Every night, land rights activist Felipe Benitez and his wife wedge shut the doors and windows of their home and pray gunmen do not break in to kill the entire family - and with due reason. Honduras has been named the world's most dangerous place for ...



New Honduras Human Rights Minister Will Help Protect LGBTQ Activists - NBCNews.com

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New Honduras Human Rights Minister Will Help Protect LGBTQ Activists
NBCNews.com
Honduras promised on Thursday to turn a new page in human rights -- protecting everyone from indigenous activists to gay rights campaigners -- in a declaration of intent backed with the creation of the country's first dedicated human rights minister.

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Radio Free Honduras' debut concert tour stops at Kennett Flash - Main Line

Main Line

Radio Free Honduras' debut concert tour stops at Kennett Flash
Main Line
It has taken nearly a lifetime for Honduran musician Charlie Baran, 67, to reignite his once promising career as a recording artist and performer. A one-time member of the popular Honduran group Banda Blanca, Baran relocated to the states 30 years ago.

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At $124.50 Per Pound, Honduras Coffee Breaks Cup of Excellence Record - Daily Coffee News

Daily Coffee News

At $124.50 Per Pound, Honduras Coffee Breaks Cup of Excellence Record
Daily Coffee News
The Cup of Excellence coffee competition and auction program continues to deliver record-high prices to producers this season, with a split lot of a winning coffee at last week's Honduras CoE auction earning $124.50 and $122.90 USD per pound. Those are ...



'Am I next?' Honduras land activists face deadly waiting game - Irish Times

Irish Times

'Am I next?' Honduras land activists face deadly waiting game
Irish Times
Every night, land rights activist Felipe Benitez and his wife wedge shut the doors and windows of their home and pray gunmen do not break in to kill the entire family – and with due reason. Honduras has been named the world's most dangerous place for ...

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Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy
teleSUR English
Born in 1960 in Honduras' heavily-Indigenous Copan department, Margarita was raised by campesinos who struggled to make ends meet. Her family was so affected by poverty that they were forced to eat grass at times in order to survive, according to Radio ...



Guatemala, Honduras see growth boost as customs union takes effect - Reuters

Reuters

Guatemala, Honduras see growth boost as customs union takes effect
Reuters
At an event to mark the start of the union in the Honduran border post of Corinto, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said it could increase gross domestic product growth in the nations by about 1.2 percent, citing estimates by the United Nations ...



Undocumented Immigrant Suffering From Rare Blood Disorder Fears Deportation - CBS Miami

CBS Miami

Undocumented Immigrant Suffering From Rare Blood Disorder Fears Deportation
CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An undocumented immigrant from Honduras suffering from a rare blood disorder fears she may be deported. She says that means she will not have access to the life-saving treatment she desperately needs. “My doctor says to send me to ...

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