Spotlight: Honduras

 

Honduras is the second-largest country in Central America. Immersed in Mayan ruins, this primarily Spanish-speaking nation features a mountainous landscape, thick rainforests, and beautiful Caribbean beaches to go along with Baroque-influenced structures. The Bay Islands, north of mainland Honduras, sit on the second-largest coral reef in the world and are a major source of tourism for Honduras.

Honduras is a poor nation that is hoping to diversify the country through tourism. Over half of the population of the country lives below poverty levels, and are faced with difficulties in finding consistent, meaningful employment. This is where programs that allow them to work as migrant labourers in Canada can help - these opportunities provide Hondurans an opportunity to find employment when it could otherwise be difficult, helping their efforts to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

 

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