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NEW SECTION: FEATURES
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This week, Features debuts with "Paradise Lost" The unraveling of Hispanic society in the U.S. by W.E. Gutman and opens the door to our java enabled chat room where you can talk to tohers about Honduras in real time.
This Week's Trivia, a Honduras This Week Online exclusive features a new question each week. Readers are encouraged to submit their answers in the This Week's Trivia page which is updated in real-time. The first person to guess the right answer will be listed in the Trivia hall of fame. To enter the hall of fame, ALL parts of the question must be answered.
ANSWER TO LAST WEEK'S TRIVIA QUESTION
A: The exact meaning of Tegucigalpa is still a mystery. However, most linguists now agree that the word is derived from the Nahuatl Indian language and does not mean cerro de plata (silver hill), as many believe. Alberto Membreņo (1859-1921), a linguist and politician, states in his work "Nombres Geograficos de la Republica de Honduras" that Tegucigalpa means en las casas de las piedras puntiaguadas (in the dwellings of sharp-pointed rocks). Other possible meanings suggested by scholars include en la region de los cerros de los venerables ancianos (in the region of the hills of the venerable elders), llanura verde (green plain or prairie), en la casa de los nobles o los senores (in the dwelling of the nobles or lords), en las casas de la tierra amarilla (in the dwellings of the yellow earth) and many other similar variations.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Tegucigalpa's official name was "Real de Minas de San Miguel de Tegucigalpa y Heredia" and later "Real Villa de San Miguel de Tegucigalpa y Heredia."
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25-year-old breaks world kayaking record in Gulf of Fonseca
TEGUCIGALPA -- What makes a man get into a kayak and paddle it down the Pacific Coast from California to Central America? There may be only one person with the authority and experience to answer that question. His name is Ben Wade.
WEEK IN REVIEW
SPS bank robbed, factory assaulted
Four thugs armed with handguns and AK-47 assault rifles on March 25 robbed an undisclosed amount of money from the Atlantida branch bank on San Pedro Sula's Boulevard del Norte, the daily La Tribuna reported. On making their getaway, one thug threw a bottle into the bank claiming it was a bomb.
The unraveling of Hispanic society in the U.S.
PART 1 -- An entrenched underclass
Ambling one halting step forward and two break-neck steps backwards, Hispanics are becoming the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. Cultural splintering, declining incomes and now harsh but inevitable new welfare laws also make them the poorest.
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READER SAW METEORITE
I really enjoy on-line HTW, and I have especially enjoyed reading your coverage of "Meteorito Honduras." I saw the meteorite a few minutes after I left the Tunkel Bar in Copan the night of November 22. I heard a pop at the same moment a flash of light lit up the town like daylight for a brief instant, and when I looked up I saw a huge fireball race across the sky.
This Month's Headlines
|Solar energy brightens
rural Honduras with low cost alternative
Scientists confirm fireball in N.W. Honduras was meteorite
Artists: New gallery
lets you take home a piece of the North Coast
Cowboys and Indians live on in the Honduran Mosquitia
Garifunas prepare for 200 year anniversary bash in La Ceiba
okay Flores candidacy
stimulate plantain production
privatize water plants
|Tourism: help not hurdles
The condom: sinful or salvation?
OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF HONDURAS
KEEP UP GOOD WORK
lush gardens a welcome escape from the beach
Lodging for every budget available in Trujillo
Tela has something for everybody
Semana Santa Guide to Utila
How young is too young when it comes to kid scuba divers?
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