Honduran Lempira

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Honduran Lempira

The currency of Honduras. It is named after Lempira, a 16th century chieftain who led a resistance against the Spanish. It was introduced in 1931, replacing the Honduran peso. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the lempira underwent a great deal of inflation, but it has since stabilized. However, tourist centers and some other areas of the Honduras accept the U.S. dollar in addition to the lempira.
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4th POG, "Honduran Issues," 2nd and 6th paragraphs of section entitled "The Conditions in and Population of Lempira.
The first mission was in 2002 and focused on providing comprehensive care and initiating a prevention program in the Escuela Lempira.
Each must pay 60,000 lempiras ($4,000) to join, and 1,000 lempiras ($65) in monthly subscriptions.
11) Robinson Alvarez Martinez, secretary HOMIBAT, Puerto Lempira.
July has been chosen as national identity month, and Gracias, Lempira, is celebrating big time, offering an opportunity not only to contemplate and experience the magical environment of this city and its inhabitants, but also to enjoy the finest Honduran art, for this is how the festival "Gracias Calling" will take off on July 23, with a vibrant and colorful open-air spectacle where acrobats, people on stilts and fireworks will get things started to the strains of the "National Philharmonic" and songs by Pez Luna.
Espiritu de Lempira is one of the few "complete" elementary schools in the area, which means it has six grades, six teachers, and six classrooms.
Not only did the 84 rural communities in Lempira survive the El Nino drought and Mitch, they also produced 5 million pounds of surplus grain.
Through the "Beyond the Horizons" project, the USG will upgrade the facilities at the new Naval Base in Barra de Caratasca and at Joint Task Force Policarpo Paz Garcia in Puerto Lempira.
From this perspective, cruise ship companies that take millions of tourists to Roatan, one of the most splendid destinations in the Caribbean, are realizing that these tourists have the opportunity to visit Copan, prompting representatives of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) to visit this fabulous archeological site, as well as the nearby city of Gracias, Lempira.
Because in Honduras there is so much to see, share and enjoy, getting in touch with vibrant cultures thousands of years old, the Lenca people living in western Honduras, a people who wear distinctive, brightly colored clothes, still making crafts as they have been doing for centuries; cities such as Gracias, Lempira, where the indigenous Lencas stride proudly down cobblestoned streets built by the Spaniards; come shopping in the market and get lost in the dazzling colorful array of fruits, vegetables, woven fabrics and irresistible sweets; only minutes away, ramp up your adrenaline to the max going over the mountains 350 meters above the ground in the highest canopy tour in Central America - then, to relax, plunge into thermal springs enveloped in an atmosphere of enchantment.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on June 23 said it will provide $30 million to help finance the maternal and child hospital network in the departments of Intibuca, Lempira, and Valle in southwestern Honduras, one of the poorest areas of the country:
Orellana was shot in the head on July 14 in the Lempira department, in a municipality bordering El Salvador.