HONDURAS

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http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/POLI+385+Template

Honduras map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/honduras-map.htm

Honduras: Background and US Relations
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Congressional Research Service Report #34027 (May 2015)
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34027.pdf

Gang Issue

The two most notorious street gangs in Honduras Mara Dieciocho (M-18) Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

Honduras Profile (Insight Crime)
http://www.insightcrime.org/honduras-organized-crime-news/honduras

5 facts about Honduras and immigration
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/11/5-facts-about-honduras-and-immigration/

Honduras: BBC profile
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-18954311
Timeline
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1225471.stm

Natural Disaster Issue

1998 October - Hurricane Mitch devastates Honduras.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/11/98/hurricane_mitch/202395.stm

Honduras struggles 10 years after Hurricane Mitch
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7682412.stm

US role using Honduras during Central American civil wars
This blends into Nicaragua

Reagan Doctrine
http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/rd/17741.htm

Honduras becomes US military foothold in Central America
https://nacla.org/news/honduras-becomes-us-military-foothold-central-america

US proxy war in Nicaragua [first half]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Ihf9w_KCU&feature=youtu.be

CIA activities in Honduras
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_activities_in_Honduras

Honduras (Center for Justice and Accountability)
http://www.cja.org/article.php?list=type&type=254

Cables Show Central Negroponte Role in 80's Covert War Against Nicaragua
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/13/politics/13contra.html?_r=0

Our Man in Honduras: John Negroponte
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2001/sep/20/our-man-in-honduras/

Contras
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contras

1981
Honduras becomes embroiled in various regional conflicts. US-run camps for training Salvadorans in counterinsurgency are set up on Honduran territory. [why Salvadorans?]

Past vanishes in Honduras
[Salvadoran refugee camps in Honduras]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3906977.stm

1982 - US-backed Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries, or Contras, launch operations to bring down Nicaragua's Sandinista government from Honduran territory.

1984 - US-run training camps for Salvadoran counter-revolutionaries are shut down, but the government continues to cooperate with the US administration's anti-Sandinista activities in return for substantial economic aid.