This Central American country shares land borders with El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, and has coastal regions on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The former seat of the Mayan civilization and later a Spanish colony, post-independence Honduras has been plagued by foreign, particularly US, interference and successive constitutional crises - the most recent of which led to the 2009 coup d'etat. The aftermath of 2009 has raised serious concerns about the human rights situation in the country, including attacks by the security forces, the killing of journalists, persecution of LBGT people and shocking levels of criminal violence - in 2010, Honduras had the highest intentional homicide rate in the world.

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