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

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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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

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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Analysis

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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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.

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Resources

9/22/16 | News
Can Honduras Handle Onslaught of Police Corruption Cases?
Honduras' police reform commission has asked the Attorney General's Office to investigate over 500 officers for their alleged involvement in a range of crimes, but it's unlikely the country's notoriously weak judicial system is equipped or willing to handle such a huge and...
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9/13/16 | News
Honduras Mayor Arrested on Suspicion of Directing a Group of Assassins
Delvin Salgado, the mayor of El Negrito in the north of the country, is one of at least 35 mayors or deputy mayors investigated for links with organised crime in since 2015, the authorities say.
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8/19/16 | News
Should the U.S. Still Be Sending Military Aid to Honduras?
When the activist Berta Cáceres was assassinated in Honduras, in March, the news was devastating but not exactly surprising. Honduras has one of the world’s highest murder rates, and social activists are frequently targets—more than a hundred have been killed in the country since 2010. The...
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