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Health of Honduras

Health of Honduras | Honduras, Russell Hooks | Scoop.it

Many Hondurans live in terrible health.  Only about 30% of the population has access to sanitation. Access to drugs, the healthy kind, is about 0%.  That means that almost no-one can get medicine in Honduras. There is also only 1 hospital bed per 1000 people.

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Honduran Bananas

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Honduras makes a lot of bananas.  In fact, the term "banana republic" was first used there.  Many foreign companies took over banana production.  The U.S. even trained a Honduran military to keep its banana supply safe. No other Central American country produces bananas like Honduras.

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Tegucigalpa Weather

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Tegucigalpa is fairly warm right now.  It is currently summer in the southern hemisphere.  Today (Nov. 30), it is 70 degrees.  Tonight, it will be around 63 degrees with scattered thunderstorms. The weather will stay in the 60's and 70's this week.

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Famous Hondurans

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There are many people that are famous from Honduras.  The person depicted here is Steve van Buren, a football player in the hall of fame. Another important person from Honduras is Diana Prince.  She won the Miss Earth paegent in 2003. Rolando Palacios ran in the 2008 Olympics.

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Timeline: Honduras

Timeline: Honduras | Honduras, Russell Hooks | Scoop.it

First, in 1502, Columbus lands in Honduras. In 1821, Honduras gains independence from Spain but is a territory of Mexico. In 1840, Honduras becomes completely independent. In 1969, Honduras had a brief war with El Salvador. Since 1995, men are no longer forced into the military.

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Typical Crops

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Maize is a normal crop in Honduras.  Many times, plots will be burned to allow maize to grow. Maize is more of a subsistance crop, it is grown for families. Over 16% of the countries land is used for farming.  Much of the farmable land in Honduras is not used because of the government.

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Religions

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Hondurans are guaranteed the freedom of religion by their constitution. About 63% of the population is Roman Catholic. About 23% say that they are Evangelical Christians. The other 14% belong to other religions. There are not many atheists in Honduras
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Honduran Literacy Rate

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The majority of Honduras is literate. Out of the females from 15-24, 95% of them can read.  The literacy rate of all youths from 15-24 is 93%.  From the adult males 15 and up, 83% can read.  From the adult females 15 and up, 83% can read.

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Honduran President

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Prifirio Lobo is the president of Honduras.  He was elected president on Nov. 29, 2009.  Lobo was born on Dec. 22, 1946.  He was born in Trujilo, Honduras.  Lobo has 11 children, also.

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Honduras Demographics Profile 2012

Honduras Demographics Profile 2012 | Honduras, Russell Hooks | Scoop.it

There are roughly 8,296,693 people in Honduras. Ninety percent of the population is mestizo.  Seven percent of the population is Amerindian.  Two percent of the population is black.  The final one percent is white. The majority of the people are between the ages of 15 and 64.

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Honduras Flag

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This flag was chosen in Honduras on March 7,1886.  The two outer blue layers stand for the Pacific ocean and the Carribean Sea.  The white represents peace. The five stars stand for the five countries that used to be in the Federal Republic of Central America.  Honduras hopes that this federation will unite again.

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Why is Honduras so poor?

Why is Honduras so poor? | Honduras, Russell Hooks | Scoop.it

There are many reasons as to why Honduras is the second-poorest country in Central America.  U.S. banana companies are partly to blame.  Canadian mining companies are hurtful too.  Honduran education also is terrible, which makes most labor unskilled. For an example of this, one child was not allowed to go into school just because his grandparents didn't have his birth certificate.

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Honduras Crime

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Honduras has a incredibly high crime rate.  San Pedro Sula has the highest crime rate in the southern hemisphere.  There were 159 homicides per 100,000 people.  Another problem in Honduras is drug trafficing.  This is caused by Honduras being an isthmus, making it so drugs in South America must go through it to reach the north.

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Honduran Tourist Attractions

San Pedro Sula is a tourist attraction in Honduras.  It is in the Valle de Sula.  Valle de Sula translates to "Valley of the Birds." San Pedro Sula has many shopping outlets and hotels.  It also is one of the major transportation hubs in Honduras.

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Honduran Independence Day

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The day of independence from Spain is important to Hondurans.  The exact date of the celebration is Sept. 15. Spain also granted 4 other countries independence on the same date. In this video, children are marching in an Independence Day parade. Elementary Schools celebrate Independence day on Sept. 14.

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Honduran Industry

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One of Honduras' biggest industries is mining. New laws have restrained mining, although it has grown by 7% since 1999.  Another important industry is textiles. The maquila industry is one of the fastest growing in Honduras.  One final important industry is the wood industry.

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Honduran Foods and Cuisine: Baleada

The baleada is Honduras' most original food. It is a wheat flower tortilla. The simplest baleada has crumbled cheese and crema. Other additions can be: sausage, chicken, and pork. This dish originates in La Ceiba

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Honduran Government

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Honduras is a democratic republic. The leader of Honduras is Porfirio. Hondurans elect the president by popular vote. The president then serves for four years. Honduras also has a unicameral legislative branch.

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Honduran Currency

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The Honduran "dollar" is called the lempira.  The dollar is worth approximately 18.75 lempira.  The Honduran economy was hit hard by Hurricane Mich.  Since then, the economy has been imporving by 4% each year. Honduras normally also has heavy inflation.

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The Area of Honduras

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Honduras has an area of roughly 43,278 square miles.  It is the second largest country in Central America, after Mexico.  Honduras is just slightly larger than Tennessee.  The capital, Tegucigalpa, is roughly 290 square miles.  This is also about the size of Dominica.

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Map of Honduras

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Honduras borders both the Pacific ocean and the Carribean sea.  It is the second largest country in Central America.  It mainly has rolling hills, although there are some plains.  The land is generally fertile in Honduras. Honduras borders Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

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Capital of Honduras | Tegucigalpa

Capital of Honduras | Tegucigalpa | Honduras, Russell Hooks | Scoop.it

The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa, or Tegus for short.  Tegucigalpa is derived from an Indian word meaning Silver Mountains, for silver was once abundant in its hills.  Tegucigalpa has about 1.2 million people, as shown by a 2011 cencus.  Tegus has a tropical climate, although it is not too humid.  The city is also 3,067 feet above sea level.

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