Honduras: Conditions, Issues and U.S. Relations

Diego C. Pineda (Editor)

Series: Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL057000

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Honduras, a Central American nation of 7.9 million people, has had close ties with the United States over many years. The country served as a base for U.S. operations in Central America during the 1980s, and it continues to host a U.S. military presence and cooperate on anti-drug efforts today. Trade and investment linkages are also long-standing, and have grown stronger in recent years through the implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). Migration is another central concern in bilateral relations; over 702,000 Hispanics of Honduran origin live in the United States – nearly two-thirds of whom are foreign born.

Although the U.S.-Honduras relationship was somewhat strained as a result of the 2009 political crisis in Honduras, close cooperation quickly resumed in 2010. Since then, broad U.S. policy goals in Honduras have included a strengthened democracy with an effective justice system that protects human rights and enforces the rule of law, and the promotion of sustainable economic growth with a more open economy and improved living conditions. This book examines current conditions in Honduras as well as issues in U.S-Honduras relations with a focus on human rights, international religious freedom and investment climate economics. (Imprint: Novinka )

Preface

Honduras-U.S. Relations
(Peter J. Meyer, CRS)

Honduras 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Honduras 2012 International Religious Freedom Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

2013 Investment Climate Statement: Honduras
(Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)

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