Background: Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage.
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- February 17th 2014 A Roatan Wedding
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- January 17th 2014 Sunny Caribean well maybe,
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- January 13th 2014 Update of Smith's Adventure
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- October 6th 2013 Attack of the Sandflys
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- September 27th 2013 Honduras - pretty much driving and diving...
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- June 30th 2013 Living in diveland
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- June 18th 2013 Honduras, Belize 2013
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- June 15th 2013 Roaming in South and Central America...
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- May 3rd 2013 Day 27: Dolphin Day!
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- May 2nd 2013 Day 26: Relaxing on Roatan Island
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- May 1st 2013 Day 25: Chicken bus to Roatan Island
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- March 28th 2013 An Illegal U-Turn...Even in Honduras
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- March 28th 2013 Duiken in Utila!
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- March 27th 2013 A Day Spent Diving and Eating Peanut Butter in Utila
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- March 26th 2013 A Perfect Day in Utila
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- March 25th 2013 A Plane, Taxi, Smaller Plane, and Tuck-Tuck to ParadiseWe left Kennedy at 3:45 am on Saturday morning, arrived in San Pedro Sula at 6:25 am local time and had to kill about eight hours before our puddle-jump to the island of Utila. After clearing customs
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- March 25th 2013 A day on Water Cay
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- March 23rd 2013 Roatan Island 3-14-2013
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- February 15th 2013 Roatan Honduras
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- January 15th 2013 I Survived The Boat Ride Back!
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