region, Central America: see Mosquito CoastMosquito Coast
or Mosquitia
, region, east coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. The name is derived from the Miskito, the indigenous inhabitants and remnants of the Chorotega, who were never conquered by the Spanish. Never exactly delimited, the region is a belt c.
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They include groups working in conflict areas in Iran, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as communities like the Inga in Colombia and the Mosquitia in Honduras that suffer from drug trafficking and other crime.
But if you're looking for birds you won't find in other parts of the Republic, the Mosquitia region is the place to go, there you'll find the Vermillion Flycatcher and a variety of South American species, while it's also easy to spot the King Vulture, the Yellow-headed Vulture, and with a little luck, the Black Crake.
Honduran authorities plan to give the company an environmental license for an offshore block of 35,000 sq km off the coast of La Mosquitia, a jungle region bordering Nicaragua, Roberto Herrera, an adviser to the president, told Reuters.
A contract grants a concession to BG Intl Ltd for exploration and development in more than 35,000 square kilometers in Honduras' Mosquitia area in the Caribbean Sea, reports Laprensa.
Five people were killed near a polling station in La Mosquitia, in eastern Honduras, although police said the violence was not related to the election.
Moreover, it has also declared as Colombian territory the entire Nicaragua Caribbean coast, then known as the Mosquitia or Mosquito Coast.
Archaeologists and filmmakers Steven Elkins and Bill Benenson announced last year that they had discovered possible ruins in Honduras' Mosquitia region using lidar, or light detection and ranging.
This issue has become apparent through the death of four civilians, including two pregnant women, during a recent joint antidrug operation near the Mosquitia coast.
One of the main examples is the participation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in operations against drug trafficking, such as the May 11 incursion in the Ahuas community in La Mosquitia, a region in the eastern Caribbean department of Gracias a Dios.
The La Mosquitia region of eastern Honduras remained vulnerable due to its remoteness, limited infrastructure, lack of state presence and weak law enforcement institutions.
Resident birds of the Mosquitia coastal region in Honduras are assigned to the chlorostephana subspecies with crown glittering green to turquoise-green (Howell and Webb 1995).
Following the Honduran coup, the US began to tweak the treaties signed in 2008 to install military bases in the Honduran Mosquitia where it has operated radars since 2006.