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Honduras, Sudan, United States of America
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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

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 ... See more..
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 ... See more..
Nasdaq 
TEGUCIGALPA, June 26 (Reuters) - A Honduran-Guatemalan customs union aimed at boosting prosperity and stemming illegal migration to the United States could lift economic growth in the two countries by more than one percent, the Honduran ... See more..
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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. See more..
teleSUR English 
The event, titled “Honduras: The Fight for Reparations,” is scheduled to last for 12 days and was organized by the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, OFRANEH, and Witness for Peace, WFP, an organization promoting solidarity between peoples in ... See more..
The Tennessean 
Federal agents have brought a criminal charge against a man whose arrest last month at a Nashville courthouse sparked controversy. Faustino Rodriguez-Hernandez, a 33-year-old Honduran citizen, was charged Monday with illegal re-entry into the United ... See more..
Amandala 
This Sunday, the 25th of June, a delegation of six people from Belize will travel to the Caribbean coast of Honduras where they will participate in an organized exchange focused on the Garifuna struggles and victories for collective territories ... See more..
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 ... See more..
Carroll Daily Times Herald 
For the first time in school history, Kuemper Catholic is sending 28 volunteers — 14 students and 14 adults — to Nueva Capital, Honduras, to build new homes, distribute supplies and medicines and donate scholarship money. The group is holding its ... See more..
halfwheel.com 
Like last year, Ernesto Padilla will be bringing a new version of the Padilla Miami 8 & 11 to the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. This one is being labeled as the Padilla Miami 8 & 11 (2005 Blend). It is a Nicaraguan puro with a Cuban-seed corojo ... 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.)
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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