Honduras. In February, the President appointed José Luis Núñez Beneth as new Minister of Defense. The election was the president’s own and ran counter to Commander General Mario Hung Pacheco’s proposal, suggesting that tensions between civil and military power remain. In July, Pacheco staged a military uprising against himself. The reason for the uprising was that ten officers were arrested on suspicion of human rights violations.
In September, the International Labor Organization (ILO) presented a report showing that the farmers in H. are among the poorest of the world’s poor. In a report on child labor, however, the US Department of Labor states that this has decreased in H., especially in the textile industry, due to the fact that 35 US textile importers now demand that child labor must not occur.
- ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG: What does HN stand for? In the field of geography, this two letter acronym means Honduras. Check this to see its other meanings in English and other 35 languages.
The environmental organization Coddeffagolf has called for an international boycott of giant shrimp grown in the Bay of Fonseca. The farms are planted in mangrove swamp which is devastated and thus loses its natural fauna, which gives relief to the local fishermen. In September, the government reacted to the protests by introducing a law that could provide a prison sentence for those who oppose the country’s financial interests.
According to Countryaah.com, the population of Honduras in 1996 was 5,708,903, ranking number 98 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.870% yearly, and the population density was 51.0234 people per km2.