Puerto Cortés

What is Puerto Cortés known for?


liberal

; by Tegucigalpa top government officials. * 1982–1983: Roy Reyes Orellana (Partido Liberal) * 1984–1985: Mario Sabillón (Partido Liberal) * 1986–1990: Romulo Montoya (Partido Liberal) * 1990–1991: Rolando Méndez (Partido Nacional). * 1992: Rolando Orellana Cruz (Partido Nacional). * 1992–1993: Alvaro Zacarías Mena (Partido Nacional). * 1994–1997: Marlon Guillermo Lara Orellana(Partido Liberal) * 1998–2001: Marlon Guillermo Lara Orellana (Partido Liberal) (Reelected) * 2002–2005: Marlon

Guillermo Lara Orellana (Partido Liberal) )Reelected) * 2006–2009: Alan Ramos (Partido Liberal) * 2010–2014: Allan Ramos (Partido Liberal) (reelected) Schools * There is (initially was an only-girls) elementary school named República de Mexico in honour of that country. On June 29, 2005 when Vicente Fox President of Mexico visited Puerto Cortés and knew about the existence of this school, he donated a computerized display board with all the software, accessories


centuries people

in the Western Hemisphere, 1492 to the present'' (ABC Clio, 2008) 1: 126. Because it was vulnerable to pirates until the building of the Spanish fort at Omoa in the 18th century, it had few permanent residents in the 16th and 17th centuries. People preferred to come out to the coast from San Pedro when a ship came into port. In 1869 Puerto Caballos changed its name to Puerto Cortés in honour of Hernán Cortés. Bananas, railroads and development in the twentieth century The proposal to construct an "inter-oceanic railway" (''Ferrocarril Interoceánico'') in 1850, a product of the demand for transport from the Atlantic to the Pacific occasioned by the US Gold Rush (Gold Rush of 1849), took shape in 1853 when work commenced to anchor the railroad at Puerto Cortés. The rail line went slowly with many problems. ''Relación histórica de los contratiempos que ha sufrido la construcción de un ferrocarril á través de la República de Honduras'' (London: Clayton and Temple, 1875) In 1876 President Marco Aurelio Soto nationalized the Trans-Oceanic Railroad, which only reached to San Pedro Sula. In any case, once the Panama Canal was completed in 1903, the larger plan of crossing Central American was abandoned. While the projected cross-American link did not happen, the railroad opened up extensive lands that were ideally suited for the growing of tropical fruit, especially bananas, in the hinterland of Puerto Cortés. As a result, the region became an early center for banana growing and export, and the port was one of the leading ports for the export of bananas (Banana production in Honduras) as well, as the production of that fruit took off in the early twentieth century. The early banana export industry came to be dominated by foreigners; among the first foreigners to obtain a government concession was William Frederick Streich of Philadelphia in 1902. His concession was in the vicinity of Omoa and both banks of the Cuyamel River. However, in 1910 Samuel Zemurray's (Samuel Zemurray) Cuyamel Fruit Company purchased these 5,000 acres, but soon branched out, both with more land and with political and tax concessions, especially after Zemurray installed Manuel Bonilla in office as president using mercenaries hired in the area and abroad. In addition to awarding Cuyamel additional land, Bonilla also waived the company's tax obligations. Cuyamel had built port facilities at Omoa, but also began using the facilities at Puerto Cortés and soon came to dominate them to the point that local shippers had to ask Cuyamel's permission to use the port. Glen Chambers, Race, Nation and West Indian Immigration to Honduras, 1890–1940 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010) pp. 28–30. Chambers cites Honduran historian Manuel Argueto, ''Bananas y politica: Samuel Zemurray y la Cuyamel Fruit Company en Honduras'' (Tegulcigalpa, 1989) In 1918, Cuyamel constructed a railroad spur into Puerto Cortés, and in 1920 he obtained effective control over the National Railroad, and from this and a network of clandestine railroads the company effectively controlled all transport to the port. Vilma Laínez and Víctor Meza, "El enclave en la historia de Honruras," ''Anuario de Estudos Centroamericanos'' 1 (1974) When Zemurray sold Cuyamel Fruit to United Fruit (United Fruit Company) in 1929, the giant company had great influence in Puerto Cortés and in Honduras as a whole. The city thumb right 200px El Malecón (Image:Puertocortes01.jpg) thumb right 200px Bridge La Laguna, a view from El Malecón (Image:El Malecon Puerto Cortes Honduras.jpg) In August, Puerto Cortés celebrates its local or patronal festivities during two weeks. The last day (a Saturday) is known as '''Noche Veneciana''' (Venice's night). August 15 is a local holiday in honour of '''Virgen de la Asunción''' (Puerto Cortés local patroness or saint). In September 2001, the Bridge '''La Laguna''' (The lagoon) was rebuilt and inaugurated, the old bridge (a 50 years old structure) was badly damaged in 1998 by Hurricane Mitch and was demolished. A concrete wall that surrounds and protects a portion of the coastline in the bay area, was built close to the north end of Bridge La Laguna, this wall is known as '''El Malecón''', the Spanish word for 'jetty' or 'pier'. The first four-lane highway in Honduras was inaugurated in 1996, connecting Puerto Cortés and the city of San Pedro Sula. Seaport In 1966, the Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority) was created. A free trade zone was created in 1976. Among all worldwide seaports that export containers with goods with destination to U.S.A., Puerto Cortés is the 36th in terms of volume. Because of its proximity to U.S. seaports in the Gulf of Mexico and on the East Coast and its outstanding seaport infrastructure, Puerto Cortés was included in the U.S. Container Security Initiative (CSI), the first such port in Central America. In December 2005, the U.S. government signed an agreement with Honduras's government and opened a U.S. Customs Office in Puerto Cortés. Under this agreement, all containers exported from Puerto Cortés that are destined for any U.S. seaport are checked by U.S. Customs officials in Honduras. On December 7, 2006, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Energy (DOE (United States Department of Energy)) announced the first phase of the Secure Freight Initiative, an unprecedented effort to build upon existing port security measures by enhancing the US federal government’s ability to scan containers for nuclear and radiological materials overseas and to better assess the risk of inbound containers. The initial phase of Secure Freight involves the deployment of a combination of existing technology and proven nuclear detection devices to six foreign ports: Port Qasim in Pakistan; Puerto Cortés in Honduras; Southampton in the United Kingdom; Port Salalah in Oman; Port of Singapore; and the Gamman Terminal at Port Busan in Korea. Beginning in early 2007, containers from these ports will be scanned for radiation and information risk factors before they are allowed to depart for the United States. '''Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes''' (born 9 January 1980 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran footballer (Association football). He currently plays for Palermo (U.S. Città di Palermo). He can play anywhere on the right flank. fullname Estadio Excelsior location Puerto Cortés, Honduras built 1930 '''Estadio Excelsior''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Puerto Cortés, Honduras. It is currently used mostly for football (Association football) matches and is the home stadium of Platense (C.D. Platense). The stadium holds 10,000 people. This stadium was rebuilt during Marlon Lara administration as Mayor of Puerto Cortés


football association

Professional Football Association). * ''Mario Enrique Prieto Alvarado'' – Former Congressman and Secretary of Honduras National Congress (1982–1985), former member of Honduras 1980–81 National Assembly which approved the 1982 Honduras Constitution. Father of Mario Alberto Prieto Rodríguez. * ''Mario Sierra'' – Businessman and President of Club Deportivo Platense and current member of the Board of Directors of Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority). * ''Roberto Valenzuela

Canahuati'' – Former President of Liga Nacional de Futbol (Honduras Professional Football Association), former member of the Board of Directors of Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority). * ''Vilma Cecilia Morales'' – Former President of Honduras Supreme Court of Justice (Jan. 2002 – Jan. 2009, current president of CNBS – Comisión Nacional de Banca y Seguros (National Banking and Insurance Commission). * ''William Chong Wong'' – Former Director of Internal Revenue Service


current member

'''Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes''' (born 9 January 1980 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran footballer (Association football). He currently plays for Palermo (U.S. Città di Palermo). He can play anywhere on the right flank. fullname Estadio Excelsior location Puerto Cortés, Honduras built 1930 '''Estadio Excelsior''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Puerto Cortés, Honduras. It is currently used mostly for football (Association football) matches and is the home stadium of Platense (C.D. Platense). The stadium holds 10,000 people. This stadium was rebuilt during Marlon Lara administration as Mayor of Puerto Cortés


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as the Marines left the area with the shaken consul, the battle resumed and the Bonillistas soon controlled the government. During this expedition Butler earned the first of his nicknames, "Old Gimlet Eye". It was attributed to his feverish, bloodshot eyes—he was suffering from some unnamed tropic fever at the time—which enhanced his penetrating and bellicose stare. Schmidt, 1998, p. 50 ref>


professional football

Professional Football Association). * ''Mario Enrique Prieto Alvarado'' – Former Congressman and Secretary of Honduras National Congress (1982–1985), former member of Honduras 1980–81 National Assembly which approved the 1982 Honduras Constitution. Father of Mario Alberto Prieto Rodríguez. * ''Mario Sierra'' – Businessman and President of Club Deportivo Platense and current member of the Board of Directors of Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority). * ''Roberto Valenzuela

Canahuati'' – Former President of Liga Nacional de Futbol (Honduras Professional Football Association), former member of the Board of Directors of Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority). * ''Vilma Cecilia Morales'' – Former President of Honduras Supreme Court of Justice (Jan. 2002 – Jan. 2009, current president of CNBS – Comisión Nacional de Banca y Seguros (National Banking and Insurance Commission). * ''William Chong Wong'' – Former Director of Internal Revenue Service

Platense). In 1965 an Argentine professional football club Chacarita Juniors (then in Argentine first division) played here, defeating Platense (Club Deportivo Platense)(2–1). * Since 1986, the Municipality of Puerto Cortés receives four percent (4%) of all revenues(income) received by the Honduras Custom office in Puerto Cortés, and four percent (4%)of all revenues received by La Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras Port Authority) in the Seaport. This fee is known as El Cuatro por Ciento


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" theme which includes parades of gondolas and other boats in the bay, and an evening fireworks display launched from boats. Destinations SAHSA was initially established as a national airline to operate domestic flights with aircraft such as the Douglas DC-2 and Douglas DC-3. Initial routes were limited to Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Puerto Cortés, La Ceiba, Marcala, Intibucá, Santa Rosa de Copán, Ocotepeque and Santa Bárbara, Honduras Santa


news program

Simons'' – Former Mayor of Puerto Cortés, former General Manager of Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority), he went into exile to Mexico during military governments. * ''Rodrigo Wong Arévalo'' – Journalist, anchor of TV news program ''Abriendo Brecha'' and news magazines ''Hablemos Claro'', ''As Deportiva'', ''Cromos'', and ''Hablemos Claro Financiera'' and ''Come to Honduras''. Also the CEO of ''"Television Educativa Nacional, TEN Canal 10."'' * ''Selim


free education

by the parents). In 1978, students took the main streets leading out of Puerto Cortes and demanded for a tuition-free education. This action paralysed the Honduran economy and the Army was ordered to intervene with force. The Army succeeded and reopened the streets but the students also succeeded with their cause. FDR became a public school. Facts * There is a beach known as La Coca Cola in honor of the world famous soft drink company. La Embotelladora La Coca Cola was situated


popular team

though it finished second on the final standings. The title was to be fought out, in a series of two games against the most popular team of the country: Club Deportivo Olimpia. The first game disputed in Puerto Cortés, finished with triumph for the 'Tiburón' by scoreboard of 1-0; with goal netted by the Argentine Marcelo Verón. The return game, was won by Club Olimpia by the same scoreboard.- This forced the teams to go to over-time (Extra time). The champion would be the team that scored the first goal (Golden goal). It was this way, how, with goal of Rony Morales, Club Platense conquered its second championship of National League; to win the global series by scoreboard of 2-1 goals2 Palacios (Wilson Palacios) '''Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes''' (born 9 January 1980 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran footballer (Association football). He currently plays for Palermo (U.S. Città di Palermo). He can play anywhere on the right flank. fullname Estadio Excelsior location Puerto Cortés, Honduras built 1930 '''Estadio Excelsior''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Puerto Cortés, Honduras. It is currently used mostly for football (Association football) matches and is the home stadium of Platense (C.D. Platense). The stadium holds 10,000 people. This stadium was rebuilt during Marlon Lara administration as Mayor of Puerto Cortés

Puerto Cortés

'''Puerto Cortės''' in a town on the north (Atlantic) coast of Honduras.

Originally known as Puerto de Caballos, the present town was founded in the early colonial period. It grew rapidly in the twentieth century, thanks to railroad development and banana production (Banana production in Honduras).

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