Honduras is the Spanish word for depths. Named after the deep Caribbean waters that wash its northern coast, this small country is the poorest in Central America. Much of the interior is covered by forested mountains and mountain rivers that flow into the southern plains near the narrow Gulf of Fonseca. Along the northern shores, the Honduran people grow their main product, bananas, on which they rely heavily for income.
This earned the country the nickname “banana republic”. But in recent years the government has encouraged farmers to grow other crops such as coffee and...More