Puerto Cortés

What is Puerto Cortés known for?


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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


service history

, following the Motagua Valley (Motagua River) into the highlands. Indigenous guides scouting the route from the highlands would not proceed further downriver than three leagues below Quiriguá, because the area was inhabited by the hostile Toquegua. Feldman 1998, p. 8. Service history The new destroyer sailed to Newport, Rhode Island, for torpedoes and ammunition and from there left for the Caribbean, arriving


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at the New York Navy Yard until mid-November when she went into reserve at Philadelphia. Tela was founded by the Spanish conquistador Cristóbal de Olid on 3 May 1524 near an indigenous town named Tehuacán, ruled by a cacique named Cucumba which had a very good source of clean water, food and medicinal plants. Olid named his town Triunfo de la Cruz (Triumph of the Cross) as it was founded on this Catholic holy day. The name Triunfo de la Cruz continues to be used to day to refer to a small


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. * ''Guillermo Peña Zelaya'' (deceased) – MD (Maryland), former Congressman (1986–1990), former Mayor of Puerto Cortés. * ''Guillermo Ramón Miranda Talbot'' – former Puerto Cortés Port Superintendent and former Assistant of the General Manager of Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority). * ''Guillermo Rene Soriano'' – Doctor in Theology, Preacher and Supervisor of Missionaries in the U.S.A. * ''Julio César "Rambo" De Leon (Julio César de León)'' – Famous football player


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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


commercial production

Pedro Sula becomes popular convention destination of Honduras. It is the capital of the Cortés Department. The city serves as a major transportation hub for the rest of the country, while economically maintaining its base in light industry and the commercial production of coffee, bananas, beef, sugar cane, tobacco, and forestry. According to the The Economist magazine (The Economist (magazine)), San Pedro Sula generates two-thirds of country's Gross domestic product (GDP). ref


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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>


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(The Four Percent). The same percentage (4%) is also received by four other municipalities where Empresa Nacional Portuaria operates (La Ceiba, Trujillo (Trujillo, Honduras), Roatan and San Lorenzo). This percentage is applied to all revenues received by the Honduras Custom Office. Medical services * Puerto Cortés offers a variety of medical health care services, including public and private clinics and hospitals, also clinical laboratories and pharmacies. Private and public


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Heart of Jesus (Sagrado Corazón de Jesús). * There is a high school academy named Saint John Bosco (San Juan Bosco) in honour of that saint. * There is a bilingual school (elementary school, junior high and high school) named Saint John the Baptist in honour of this Prophet. * There is a high school named after former US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This school was initially a semi private school (part of the tuition was paid by the government and another part 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 on this beach therefore it was named Las playas de la Coca Cola. The plant once employed many workers whose meals depended of this job. * In the decade of the 1930s a small whale was captured in the bay of Puerto Cortés. This was a very rare situation, since whales are not normally found in the Caribbean Sea. * The USS Hornet (USS Hornet (CV-12)) aircraft carrier made Puerto Cortés a port of call in 1963. * There is football stadium known as Estadio Excelsior (the home of Club Deportivo 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 (The Four Percent). The same percentage (4%) is also received by four other municipalities where Empresa Nacional Portuaria operates (La Ceiba, Trujillo (Trujillo, Honduras), Roatan and San Lorenzo). This percentage is applied to all revenues received by the Honduras Custom Office. Medical services * Puerto Cortés offers a variety of medical health care services, including public and private clinics and hospitals, also clinical laboratories and pharmacies. Private and public hospitals * Centro Medico Litoral Atlántico * Policlinica Porteña * CEMECO * CEDEM * Centro Medico Handal * Hospital IHSS (Public) * Hospital y Clinica SITRAENP * Hospital del Area (Public) Clinical laboratories * Laboratorio Medico Molina * Laboratorio Tovar * Laboratorio Mendoza Villatoro * Laboratorio Garcia Pharmacies * Farmacia Espíritu Santo * Farmacia Vaver * Farmacia Siman * Farmacia Puerto Cortés * Farmacia Santa Lucia * Farmacia Central * Farmacia vi-ana * Farmacia Geminis * Farmacia Juan Lindo * Farmacia del Ahorro * Farmacia del Puerto Rehabilitation Center * CRIPCO (Centro de Rehabilitacion Integral de Puerto Cortes) References '''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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'''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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