Honduras 2012

By | March 27, 2021

Yearbook 2012

Honduras. During the year, measures were taken to reform the police system in Honduras, which has the highest homicide rate in the world and where the corrupt police force has long been considered as a major problem as organized crime. Congress President Juan Orlando Hernández, who also plans to run in the 2013 presidential election, took the initiative in January to change the constitution so that extradition of criminals should be possible and create an independent authority for police reform. In addition, a commission was created, consisting of three domestic and two foreign members, who will be able to investigate police and judicial systems and propose reforms. Hernández was backed by President Porfirio Lobo Sosa in his ambitions and among others. representatives of Chile’s police force (Carabineros) were invited for consultation.

In early May, four people on board a boat near Ahuas in northeast Honduras were shot dead by police helicopters. The four were initially suspected of being drug smugglers but later turned out to be fishermen, and when it was discovered that personnel from the US drug control agency DEA had found themselves aboard the helicopters, the scandal was a fact. In the small town of Brus Laguna, violent demonstrations erupted with the demand that the US DEA personnel be expelled. According to the US State Department, the Americans did not participate in any firefighting, and the DEA also claimed that 79% of all cocaine smuggled into the United States goes through Honduras.

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Inflation rate 3.90%
Unemployment rate 5.6%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 46,300,000,000
GDP growth rate 4.80%
GDP per capita $ 5,600
GDP by sector
Agriculture 14.20%
Industry 28.80%
Service 57.00%
State budget
Revenue 1.974 billion
Expenditure 2.095 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 60%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 42.4
Lower 10% 0.4
Industrial production growth rate 3.30%
Investment volume 23.5% of GDP
National debt 39.50% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves $ 4,460,000,000
Tourism 2014
Visitors 868,000
Revenue $ 642,000,000

Population 2012

According to countryaah, the population of Honduras in 2012 was 9,112,805, ranking number 95 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.840% yearly, and the population density was 81.4453 people per km2.

Honduras Population 1960 - 2021