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Honduras: Background and U.S. Relations [May 23, 2016]   [open pdf - 1MB]

This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report offers a comprehensive overview of U.S.-Honduras relations. The report begins with the following brief overview. "Honduras, a Central American nation of 8.6 million people, has had close ties with the United States for many years. The country served as a base for U.S. operations designed to counter Soviet influence in Central America during the 1980s, and it continues to host a U.S. military presence and cooperate on antidrug efforts today. Trade and investment linkages are also long-standing and have grown stronger since the implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) in 2006. Given the geographic proximity of Honduras, migration is another central concern in bilateral relations; more than 588,000 Hondurans reside in the United States--67% of whom are undocumented."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL34027
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2016-05-23
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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