Honduras

Quick Facts

Area in square km 112,090
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 112 (out of 168) (2015)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 2% (2014)
Defense expenditure in dollars 324,000,000 (2015)
Per capita GDP in dollars 4,900 (2015)
Population 8,746,673 (2015)
Size of armed forces 11,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 395 (2015)

Honduras at a glance

Military & Police Aid $18,050,000 (2016)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $93,000,000 (2016)
Arms Sales $1,637,032 (2014)
Trainees 15 (2015)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

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Trainees

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

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Analysis

11/1/16 | Blog
As Honduran Environmental Activists Face Renewed Repression, U.S. Security Aid Keeps Flowing

Recent attacks on members of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) have not altered the U.S. decision to send its full funding package to Honduras.

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11/18/15 | Blog
Obama’s Billion Dollar Aid Request to Central America: How Has It Changed?

The latest bills from Congress cut back on President Obama’s aid request while increasing military assistance. Here is an update of current funding proposals for Central America.

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9/8/15 | Blog
New Advocacy Guide: A Challenging Moment for the Protection of Migrant Rights in Central America & Across the Migrant Route

With the volatile debate over the United States’ immigration policy and shifting U.S. foreign policy and assistance to Central America, civil society advocates and other interested individuals in Central America, Mexico and the United States need the tools to understand and impact this public...

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Resources

11/8/16 | News
Honduran President Ignores Constitution, Mulls Running Again
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is considering running for re-election in next year’s presidential race, even though there’s a fierce debate over whether such a move would even be legal, stirring up old wounds of the 2009 coup and the ill-footed reasons Honduran elites and the U.S. State...
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11/7/16 | News
Honduras Police Purge Turns to Lawyers Who Wiped Records
Authorities in Honduras are investigating legal officials who allegedly accepted bribes to wipe clean the records of officers removed from their posts in a police purge, exposing a new layer of corruption in Honduran institutions.
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11/4/16 | News
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras to Launch Anti-gang Force
El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are planning to launch their joint anti-gang forces on Nov. 15. El Salvador's Ministry of Justice and Security said Thursday the joint police and military units will combat the street gangs that have formed links across the region.
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