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Honduras, Sudan, United States of America
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Religion, Poverty
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Honduras is among the top three countries in the world that are reported to be most vulnerable to predicted climate change effects.1 There are a high percentage of hurricanes, floods and landslides that naturally occur in Honduras, and these are projected to increase in the coming decades.2 Many of the countryâ's shantytowns are cut off from clean water and other resources after excessive flooding or landslides.3 Hondurasâ' economy depends heavily on agriculture and agricultural exports like coffee, bananas, and melons, and the effects of flooding on these products could cripple the livelihoods of thousands of families.4 In particular, Hondurasâ' coffee crops have been recently devastated by La Roya, a fungal disease.5

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1 http://www.who.int/countryfocus/cooperation_strategy/ccsbrief_hnd_en.pdf?ua=1
2 Ibid
3http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/small-projects-big-changes-climate-risk-honduran-slums/
4 http://www.progressio.org.uk/blog/empowered-blog/climate-change-honduras
5 Ibid
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Honduras News

My Duhawk 
One group flew to Flores, Honduras, and spent the week serving a group called APUFRAM. The trip was led by juniors Rachel Munro and Rachel Swindell, and they were joined by students Brooke Prososki-Green, Mildred Chihak, Lori Obendorf, Mckenna ... See more..
euronews 
TEGUCIGALPA Reuters The murder rate in Honduras one of the most violent countries in the Americas dropped slightly last year compared to a respected local. See more..
Amnesty International 
“By criminalizing abortion, the Honduran Penal Code is incompatible with human rights standards and must be modified without delay.” “Preventing women from ... See more..
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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, ... See more..
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 ... See more..
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. See more..
Christian Chronicle 
It seems like people are reluctant to go to a place like Honduras on vacation. There are plenty of gringos taking trips to Honduras, but the vast majority are there with the goal of helping. It's difficult to spend thousands of dollars on airfare ... See more..
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. See more..
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 ... See more..
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 ... See more..
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Geography

Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua
Area

Total 112,090 sq km
Land 111,890 sq km
Water 200 sq km

Climate

subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains
Natural Resources

timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes; extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast
Current Environmental Issues

urban population expanding; deforestation results from logging and the clearing of land for agricultural purposes; further land degradation and soil erosion hastened by uncontrolled development and improper land use practices such as farming of marginal lands; mining activities polluting Lago de Yojoa (the country's largest source of fresh water), as well as several rivers and streams, with heavy metals

Demographics

Nationality
Honduran
Population
8,448,465 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
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Finances

Honduras, the second poorest country in Central America, suffers from extraordinarily unequal distribution of income, as well as high underemployment. While historically dependent on the export of bananas and coffee, Honduras has diversified its export base to include apparel and automobile wire harnessing. Nearly half of Honduras's economic activity is directly tied to the US, with exports to the US accounting for 30% of GDP and remittances for another 20%. The US-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) came into force in 2006 and has helped foster foreign direct investment, but physical and political insecurity, as well as crime and ...See More perceptions of corruption, may deter potential investors; about 70% of FDI is from US firms. The economy registered modest economic growth of 3.0%-4.0% from 2010 to 2012, insufficient to improve living standards for the nearly 65% of the population in poverty. An 18-month IMF Standby Arrangement expired in March 2012 and was not renewed, due to the country's growing budget deficit and weak current account performance. Public sector workers complained of not receiving their salaries in November and December 2012, and government suppliers are owed at least several hundred million dollars in unpaid contracts. The government announced in January 2013 that loss-making public enterprises will be forced to submit financial rescue plans before receiving their budget allotments for 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$38.42 billion (2012 est.); $37.2 billion (2011 est.); $35.86 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

16% of GDP (2012 est.); 18.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, coffee, citrus, corn, African palm; beef; timber; shrimp, tilapia, lobster
Industries

sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars