The citizens of Honduras today celebrated their 190th anniversary of independence.
Honduras was home to the prominent culture called the Maya. It was conquered by Spain who introduced its predominant language and many of its customs in the sixteenth century, according to Wikimedia.
US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in Washington, DC, extended the congratulations of President Obama and the people of the United States, to the people of Honduras.
Ms. Clinton stressed that the United States and Honduras enjoy a strong relationship based on shared values and close economic ties, deepened by the nearly one million residents of Honduran descent in the United States who enrich our culture and bring our nations even closer together.
“It is my hope that these bonds will strengthen even more as Honduras continues on its path toward greater growth and prosperity.” -Ms. Clinton
She emphasized that the United States looks forward to strengthening and deepening their already strong relationship with the Honduran government and people to ensure that all Hondurans are able to live up to their full potential.
“Please accept my warmest wishes for a safe and happy independence day.” -Ms. Clinton
Honduras is known for its production of minerals, tropical fruit, and exportation of clothing for the international market.