Social spending, remittances and migration. An description of how these countries could afford more on social issues, but remittances are much more profitable.
A second Honduras article describing the situation
Honduran migrants trudging north towards the US-Mexico border are fleeing violence and poverty that has its roots in activities of 10th-century American fruit companies.
Some general facts related to Honduras
65% of people in Honduras live in poverty. 16% of Honduras's GDP is based on money sent from migrants abroad. The wave of all immigrants in the U.S. coming from Honduras is relatively new, with more than half arriving in 2000 or later.
Finally a general article describing causes from Arizona Central
A new migrant caravan has left San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Violence, poverty, government corruption and high homicide rates drive people to leave.
Also an article suggesting climate change effects.
In rural Honduras, farming has been many residents’ livelihood for generations. But now, rising temperatures and declining rainfall are killing crops and jeopardizing the farmers’ very survival. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs and videographer Julia Galiano-Rios explore how climate change affects these rural populations, driving them into urban areas and ultimately, even out of the country.