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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- October 3rd 2013 More Copan...
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- August 8th 2013 Last Summer of Freedom
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- July 5th 2013 Trouble at the border, reunited, and saying good-bye -- Oh, and the Copan Ruins!
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- April 30th 2013 Day 24: Ruining & Coffee-ing in Copan
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- April 29th 2013 Day 23: Travelling to Honduras
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- March 28th 2013 Mayan Temples!!
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- December 2nd 2012 Copan should not be missed!!
by Words: 1134 Photos: 56
- November 30th 2012 Finding Honduras! (El Boqueron, Finca Paraiso and Copan Ruinas!)
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- November 22nd 2012 Indulging my wanderlust
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- September 19th 2012 Honduras...
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- July 20th 2012 Travelling The Ruta Lenca
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- May 10th 2012 La Ceiba & Copan Ruinas
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- March 11th 2012 Jungle Jive
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- February 24th 2012 Copan and Beyond.
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- February 7th 2012 Honduras past few weeks
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- January 29th 2012 Winter Break Trip Part 1: Copán
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- January 23rd 2012 Days 13-14 Copan Ruinas
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- December 17th 2011 Finca El Cisne - A taste of Honduran rural life, with coffee on the side
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- December 12th 2011 Mayan Mysteries, Cowboys and Riding the river at Copan Ruinas
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- December 4th 2011 The worst part of travelling is the travel!
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