By Maria Fiallos

Honduras is a wonderland of Maya ruins, cloud forests choked with toucans, monkeys and jaguars, tiny villages perched on hillsides. and costs are astonishingly low. Copan is right here, the first Maya cultural middle from four hundred to 800 advert. The Bay Islands with their outstanding coral reefs trap divers from all over the world. the writer stocks inside of info - way more beneficial and revealing than the other consultant. city and neighborhood maps, images, index.

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Francisco Morazán Day October 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus Day October 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Armed Forces Day n Festivals January . . . . . . . . Guancasco Festival (Saint Sebastian), Gracias; Santa Lucía Festival February Guancasco Festival (Virgen de Candelaria), Intibuca First week of February . . . . . . . . Fiesta Virgin de Suyapa, Suyapa, TGU suburb March . . . .

The Democratic Process A weak President, Suazo Cordova failed to make any substantial gains toward democracy during his term of office, rather fomenting corruption and spending. Still, only popularly elected Presidents have ruled the country since. During the 1990s, the military was nearly completely divested of its powers and budget, mainly when everyone – the public and private sectors and the US government – got tired of supporting a corrupt and costly obstacle to democracy. Military forces were downsized and government institutions such as the phone company were privatized.

Caribe Fest, Roatán; Puerto Cortés Fair Last Saturday of August . . . . . . . . Danli, El Paraiso, Corn Festival September . . . . . . . . . . . . San Pedro Sula, Folkloric Festival October . . . . . . . . . . Valle de Angeles Festival, near Tegucigalpa December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copán Ruinas Area Fair; Central American Artisan Craft Fair, Tegucigalpa n Golden Rules of Eco-Tourism Over the last few years, in an effort to strengthen the economy and simultaneously conserve natural resources, the Honduran government began an international tourism campaign.

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