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: Historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion | Amnesty ... - Amnesty International

Honduras: Historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion | Amnesty ...
Amnesty International
“By criminalizing abortion, the Honduran Penal Code is incompatible with human rights standards and must be modified without delay.” “Preventing women from ...

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Honduras Should Give Women More Access to Abortion - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Honduras Should Give Women More Access to Abortion
Human Rights Watch
This week, lawmakers in Honduras will have the chance to allow some women access to abortion, reversing restrictions first imposed more than 30 years ago. Under the current law, terminating a pregnancy is illegal and carries a heavy prison sentence, ...



Culture Clash: A Brit in Honduras Encounters 'Masculinity Crisis' - The Costa Rica Star

The Costa Rica Star

Culture Clash: A Brit in Honduras Encounters 'Masculinity Crisis'
The Costa Rica Star
“Sí vos no pisas majé, sos marica! Así pensamos nosotros,” said a friend of Ben Anson's during his stay on Honduras' northern Caribbean coast. Which translates to, “If you don't f*** man, you're a faggot. That's how we think.” This, and many other ...



Guest Column: Democracy, stability are threatened in Honduras - Florida Times-Union

Guest Column: Democracy, stability are threatened in Honduras
Florida Times-Union
While we currently send $105 million in assistance to Honduras, democracy is seriously at risk from the criminals who control the wealth and power in the country. The average citizen lives in poverty and fear. Unless these challenges are addressed ...



Man accused of killing beauty queen Miss Honduras and her sister ... - 9news.com.au

9news.com.au

Man accused of killing beauty queen Miss Honduras and her sister ...
9news.com.au
A man suspected of the 2014 murder of Miss Honduras and her sister - his girlfriend at the time - declined to testify in a Tegucigalpa court on Friday on grounds ...

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Vigil held in Central Islip as burial takes place in Honduras | Newsday - Newsday

Newsday

Vigil held in Central Islip as burial takes place in Honduras | Newsday
Newsday
As Michael Lopez Banegas, one of four young men found slain last week in a Central Islip park, was buried in his native country of.

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Letter: U.S. complicit in Honduran deaths - The Coloradoan - The Coloradoan

The Coloradoan

Letter: U.S. complicit in Honduran deaths - The Coloradoan
The Coloradoan
Taxpayers' money is being spent in Honduras on police and military forces with the result that Honduras has been called the most dangerous place on Earth.

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Honduras Must Do More to Protect Indigenous Rights: UN - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Honduras Must Do More to Protect Indigenous Rights: UN
teleSUR English
Amid systematic violence against Indigenous and environmental activists in Honduras, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz met with affected communities and urged the Honduran government to increase ...



Can Honduras Finally Have Democracy? - Conatus News

Conatus News

Can Honduras Finally Have Democracy?
Conatus News
There is an unhappy past haunting the people of Honduras. Eight years ago, the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa witnessed the brutal ousting of its democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya by the country's armed forces. This upcoming November 27th ...



Avianca Announces Two New Direct Flights To Mexico and Honduras - Q Costa Rica News

Q Costa Rica News

Avianca Announces Two New Direct Flights To Mexico and Honduras
Q Costa Rica News
Q TRAVEL – The Colombian airline, Avianca, announced two new direct flights from Costa Rica, one to Mexico, with four weekly flights and another to Honduras, with a daily frequency. The San Jose (Juan Santamaria – SJO) – Mexico City (Benito Juarez ...