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

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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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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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.

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...

5/28/15 | Blog
The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

An increasingly well-known U.S. human rights law barring American military assistance to foreign security forces that commit crimes like murder, kidnapping, rape, and torture has played an important role in encouraging Central and South American countries to crack down on these crimes.



7/15/16 | News
Alleged Killers of Honduran Environmental Activist Captured
Three people were detained Wednesday in connection to the murder of Lesbia Yaneth Urquia Urquia, an environmental activist and a supporter of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, or COPINH.
7/13/16 | News
Five Honduran Police Officers Plead Not Guilty to U.S. Drug Charges
Five members of the Honduran National Police pleaded not guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges that they conspired with a son of former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo to import cocaine into the United States.
7/12/16 | News
AFL-CIO Supports Suspension of All U.S. Funding for Honduran Security Forces
Due to the involvement of Honduran security forces in the murder of Berta Cáceres, as well as a number of other documented human rights violations, the AFL-CIO is now calling for all U.S. aid to Honduran security forces to be suspended.

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