• Spain gains control of Honduras.

  • Honduras gains independence from Spain but subsequently becomes a part of Mexico.

  • Honduras joins the United Provinces of Central America alongside Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

  • Honduras becomes independent.

  • The U.S. becomes economically involved in Honduras, with an American corporation, United Fruit Company, controlling two-thirds of banana exports by 1913.

  • Disputes over border and immigration issues cause a short but costly war with El Salvador.

  • The International Court of Justice establishes the boundaries between Honduras and El Salvador.

  • Honduras re-establishes diplomatic ties with Cuba after Cuba was expelled from the Organization of American States in 1961.

  • Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua all agree on a free trade agreement with the U.S.

  • The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) comes into effect.

  • The U.S. increases its aid to Honduras to combat gang violence and help citizens from the U.S., as it speeds up deportations.

  • Given the widespread corruption in Honduras, an international mission is installed with a four-year mandate to address this issue. 


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