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Transcript of Honduras

Main focus is on gangs and cartels
Piñatas are almost always present at birthday parties.
Fireworks are very popular on this night
Christmas is celebrated at midnight of December 24th, instead of the 25th
Sawdust carpets of Comayagua
The Country of Honduras
Honduras is kind of in the center of Central America
Honduras contains 18 povinces
Most of the country is covered in tropical mountain ranges, along with tropical woodland.
Most people are around the big cities like the Country's capital, Tegusigalpa
• Bananas
• Coffee
• Corn
• Cotton
• Tobacco
Natural resources
• Timber
• Gold
• Silver
• Copper
• Lead
• Zinc
• iron ore
• Antimony
• Coal
• Fish
• Hydropower
150 A.D.
700-850 A.D.
Mayans rise!
Mayans flourish in Copan
Christopher Columbus lands in Honduras, Copan is over run by jungle. People scattered
Honduras gains independence from Spain and becomes a part of the Mexican empire.
Honduras breaks away from Mexico and becomes part of the United Provinces of Central America
Honduras becomes fully independent following the dissolution of the United Provinces of Central America.
About 3% of the population is over 65 years old
Male/Female Rate: 1.01 male(s)/female
Over 50% Honduras' population is under age 19
Lago Honorable
It's all just too good
Schooling is free up until the 5th grade
Many kids have to leave school earlier than that because of poverty.
Literacy Rate: 72.2%
Health Care
• Birth rate: 25.14 births/1,000 population
• Death rate: 5.02 deaths/1,000 population
• Infant mortality rate: 20.44 deaths/1,000 live births
• Male Age: 68.93 years
• Female Age: 72.37 years
Leading causes of death
1. Heart disease
2. Stroke
Cellphone Usage
8.062 million (2011)
731,700 (2009)
Internet Usage
Total Population: 8,296,693
Employment and Poverty
67% of the country is living in poverty (over 5million out of 8.2million)
Unemployment rate: 4.9% or 1/3
Top 3 Jobs
1. Services: 39.8% (2005 est.)
2. Agriculture: 39.2%
3. Industry: 20.9%
Copan Ruins
El Picacho
Valle De Angeles
Sites to Visit
The End
Hernán Cortés
conquers Honduras for Spain with the death of Lempira.
Conquistadors land in Honduras.
Gil González de Ávila in 1523 and Cristóbal de Olid a year later are sent by Hernán Cortés
Native Resistance
The Natives tried to defend their territory for as long as possible. The
of this resistance was Chief Lempira, creating an army of over 3,000 warriors.
The American culture in Honduras has been increasing with every generation especially in the food industry
How Things Go
President -
Juan Orlando

Stable Democratic government
Could be corrupt?
Mel Zelaya
Presidential term: January 27, 2006 – June 28, 2009
Xiomara Castro
Roman Catholic - 63%

Evangelical Christians - 23%

Other 14%
Our Lady of Suyapa
Growth rate has been decreasing especially in the year 2013
2013 - Year of the Laity
National Tree - Pine
National Shield
National Flower - Orchid
National Bird - Scarlet Macaw
Roatan Islands
Typical Foods
Platano - Plantains
Atole de Elote
Pescado Frito
Current Events
Sep 26, 2014 - The Honduran Institute of Social Security (IHSS) is currently experiencing the worst financial crisis in its history, facing a US$302.5 million debt.
The United Nations re-declares Honduras as the number one murderous country in the world. a rate of 90.4 out of 100,000. Second most murderous country is Venezuela at 53.4.
2014 - South American drought targets Honduras
Famous People
Salvador Moncada
Scientist who discovered Asprin
José Zúñiga - actor
Roger Espinoza - Soccer player in the UK
By: Brian Paredes
Honduras - Great Depths
Words to Know
Casique - Native Chief or tribe

Honduras - Great Depths

Catrocho - national nickname

Platano - Plantains (good stuff)

Campesinos - peasants
Works Cited
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Education, P. (2014). factmonster.com. Retrieved from http://www.factmonster.com/country/honduras.html.
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Paredes, S. (2014, 11 2). Politics of Honduras. (B. Paredes, Interviewer)
Roberto, J. (n.d.). Honduras.com. Retrieved from http://www.honduras.com/official-honduras-symbols-flag-tree-flower-shield/.
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Nation Language - Spanish

Indigenous Language - Tol
Tol from the indigenous people called the Jicaque. This Language is widely used in the more mountainous and rural areas
Campesinos - peasants
Hurricane Mitch slams Honduras in 1998
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