E.g., 08/27/2014
E.g., 08/27/2014

Country Resource - Honduras

Honduras

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  • Population..........................................................................8,598,561 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate ...............................................................1.74% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate......................................................23.66 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate.....................................................5.13 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...................................................-1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population
  • Ethnic groups................................mestizo 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%

CIA World Factbook

Honduras has a population of just over 8 million and an economy primarily driven by exports—propped up in no small way by remittances. This article examines the history of modern Honduran migration, tracing the rise of emigration to the United States as a dominant economic force, and exploring migration trends, policies, and impacts on Honduran society.

Recent Activity

Reports
November 2012

This report outline the long-standing pattern of northern Central American governments' inattention to their borders – probing root causes that range from institutional, economic, and resource challenges to corruption and weak government structures.

 

Reports
November 2012

The growth of organized crime in Mexico and Central America has dramatically increased the risks that migrants crossing the region face. As this report outlines, migrants increasingly are forced to seek the assistance of intermediaries, and those unable to afford one are more likely to be abused along the way.

Reports
December 2012

Crime and insecurity are undermining economic and social prosperity in Mexico and Central America, eroding public trust in government institutions. This report examines current economic, social, and political costs resulting from insecurity, and future implications.

Reports
January 2013

The U.S. government has increased its attention to public security issues in Mexico and Central America since 2007. This report suggest the policy emphasis has begun to shift away from the earlier focus on combating drug trafficking and transnational crime toward addressing the citizen security crisis.

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