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Territory in northern Central America, ruled since 1982 by the República de Honduras

Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras (Spanish: República de Honduras), is a country in Central America. It has at times been referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became modern-day Belize. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 15° N — Longitude: 86.5° W

Area: 112,492 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: HN

Measures of Freedom

Honduras | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2024
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 45, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
A major corruption scandal involving the Honduran Institute of Social Security (IHSS) rocked the country in 2015. The ruling National Party (PN) and President Juan Orlando Hernández allegedly benefited from the $300-million scandal that activists claimed resulted in as many as 3,000 patient deaths. Protesters, collectively referred to as the Indignados (the Outraged), held weekly marches demanding the president's resignation and the establishment of an international anti-impunity body.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2023: A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom
2021: 6.72, Rank: 83, Personal freedom: 6.55, Economic freedom: 6.97
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.24, Rank: 64


Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It, by Glenn Greenwald, 2 May 2017
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
The U.S. gave at least tacit approval, if not outright encouragement, to the 2009 military coup against Honduras's ... government. The ... State Department ... denied abundant evidence that the coup government it was supporting was engaging in an assassination program of critics and anti-government activists. ... Karen Attiah examined "how [the Clinton] State Department's role in undemocratic regime changes has contributed to violence and political instability in Honduras ..." ... documenting the various steps ... Clinton took to protect the military leaders who engineered the Honduran coup.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Honduras" as of 25 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.