Honduran-U.S. Relations.

30 11 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RL34027/. Source: Congressional Research Service.

The Central American nation of Honduras, one of the hemispheres poorest countries, faces significant challenges in the areas of crime, human rights, and improving overall economic and living conditions. While traditional agricultural exports of coffee and bananas are still important for the economy, nontraditional sectors, especially the maquiladora, or export-processing industry, have grown significantly over the past decade. Among the countrys development challenges are a poverty rate over 60%, high infant mortality, and a significant HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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