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The basic population of the Republic of Honduras, numbering more than 2.4 million (1970, estimate).

Hondurans speak the Spanish language. The majority of them are Catholics. Most are employed in agriculture. Before the opening of America, the only inhabitants of Honduras were minor Indian tribes (the Lenca, Jicaques, and Payas) who lived by primitive agriculture. The penetration of the Spaniards into Honduras from Guatemala and their partial mixing with the Indians, especially with the Lenca, began in the 1530’s. At first there were only a few Spanish colonists. Later, beginning in the late 1500’s, the Spanish-speaking population of the country was expanded mostly by the arrival from Guatemala of immigrants of mixed Spanish-Indian origin. They settled mainly in the southwestern part of the country and formed the nucleus of the population of contemporary Honduras. (The history, economics, and culture of the Hondurans is covered in the article HONDURAS.)


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According to official figures, throughout 2016 the US deported 235 Honduran minors, while 8,968 were returned from Mexico and 34 were expelled from neighboring Central American countries.
The court found Jesus Gumaro Jaime, the group's leader and one of the Mexican nationals involved, as well as Jose Javier "El Diablo" ("The Devil") Contreras and Vfctor Lorenzo "Lencho" Flores, both Honduran, guilty of conspiracy to assassinate the president.
Air Europa has begun a new direct fight from Madrid, Spain to the second largest Honduran city, San Pedro Sula, the company said.
symbolically and economically continues to be that beacon of hope for so many, our goal is to help Hondurans work to realize their 'Sueno Hondureno,' their Honduran Dream," the ambassador said.
Recent political and economic developments" in the country, including a 2009 military coup d'etat, which unseated a left-leaning government and unsettled a period of relative peace in Honduran society;
presidential run, hopes to attract Hondurans disillusioned with the two
In a letter to President Lobo that he posted on the Charter Cities blog, Romer complained that the Hondurans not only failed to discuss the deal with him beforehand but also refused to let him review the agreement after the fact.
In 2012, the United States and Honduras took several important steps to reduce violence and drug trafficking while building Honduran institutions.
The Honduran government directly pays teachers, and teachers constantly strike to protest wages, working conditions, and labor rights.
Alba, which approved economic sanctions against the de facto Honduran government of Roberto Micheletti, called for international pressure to reject the November 29 Honduran elections won by president-elect Porfirio Lobo.
Gallup surveyed Hondurans in July, days after troops deposed Zelaya from office, and found 71% of Hondurans saying the political situation in their country is not stable at all, up from 47% in 2008.
Further detraction has been supplied by Honduran Leader Roberto Micheletti himself, whose reaction to a recent meeting in Managua between ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and US ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens is described on page 16 of the July 31 edition of La Tribuna.