San Pedro Sula


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San Pedro Sula

(säm pā`thrō so͞o`lä), city (1997 est. pop. 417,000), capital of Cortés dept., NW Honduras. It is the second largest city in the country. San Pedro Sula and Puerto Cortés are the principal ports of Honduras and serve the northwestern banana and sugar plantations. San Pedro Sula is the major industrial and commercial city of Honduras, with a wide variety of light industries. The city was significantly damaged by hurricanes in 1974 and 1998.

San Pedro Sula

 

a city in northwestern Honduras, capital of the department of Cortés. Population, 133,700 (1973). San Pedro Sula is a railroad junction and the commercial center of an agricultural region producing bananas and sugarcane. Its industry includes food processing (sugar and canned goods) and the production of textiles and building materials.

San Pedro Sula

a city in NW Honduras: the country's chief industrial centre. Pop.: 610 000 (2005 est.)
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The Honduran president maintained that it is urgent "to confront the symbols of violence that are weighing down many of our societies," and that the San Pedro Sula meeting should be a opportune moment for "confronting the causes, finding peaceful solutions, preventing conflicts, and combating violence: this should be our mare objective," he said.
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Honduras' jails are a time bomb," Williams said at the damaged prison in San Pedro Sula, 110 miles north of the capital Tegucigalpa.
EIGHT gunmen opened fire in a restaurant,killing 11 people and wounding seven others in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.
San Pedro Sula--The two bishops of the San Pedro Sula diocese in Honduras issued a pastoral letter on violence in their diocese in December 2002.
Samuel Santos, chief of the neo-natal unit at the Mario C Rivas state hospital in San Pedro Sula, said the baby girls were expected to survive an operation to separate them.
In a small, brightly decorated classroom at the Escuela Trilingue San Juan Bautista in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 18 little boys and girls gaze intently at the blackboard as their teacher, Bethlehem-born Buthaina de Bandy, writes out the morning's Arabic lesson.
He said the National Assembly should declare a state of emergency in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, where crime rates are especially high.
Gang members in Honduras are shooting soccer goals instead of each other, thanks to a program organized by Father Thomas Goekler of Hartford, Connecticut When he arrived in San Pedro Sula a year ago, Goekler was "literally burying a kid a week," he told The Tablet

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