The People of Honduras

Honduras has a population of over 7 million. Half of the population live in urban areas, while half live in rural or jungle regions. Forty percent of those that work, do so in the service industry and another 40% work in agriculture. Ninety percent of the people are Latin or Mestizo, there also are small minorities of European, African, Asian, Arab, and indigenous Mayan descent. For the most part, the Mayan tribes live in extreme poverty and remote locations, some say, due to racism and governmental negligence.