Puerto Cortés

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Puerto Cortés, originally known as Puerto de Caballos, is a city on the north Caribbean coast of Honduras, right on the Laguna de Alvarado, north of San Pedro Sula and east of Omoa, with a natural bay.wikipedia
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San Pedro Sula

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Puerto Cortés, originally known as Puerto de Caballos, is a city on the north Caribbean coast of Honduras, right on the Laguna de Alvarado, north of San Pedro Sula and east of Omoa, with a natural bay.
It is located in the northwest corner of the country in the Sula Valley, about 50 km south of Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean Sea.

Honduras

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Puerto Cortés, originally known as Puerto de Caballos, is a city on the north Caribbean coast of Honduras, right on the Laguna de Alvarado, north of San Pedro Sula and east of Omoa, with a natural bay.
They managed to found a few towns along the coast, at Puerto Caballos and Trujillo in particular, but failed to conquer the eastern portion of the region and many pockets of independent indigenous people as well.

Omoa

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Puerto Cortés, originally known as Puerto de Caballos, is a city on the north Caribbean coast of Honduras, right on the Laguna de Alvarado, north of San Pedro Sula and east of Omoa, with a natural bay.
Omoa is located on a small bay of the same name 18 km west of Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean Sea coast.

Banana production in Honduras

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It grew rapidly in the twentieth century, thanks to the then railroad, and banana production.
The US consul reported that in 1894 goods worth almost $350,000 were exported to the United States through Puerto Cortés, the region's main port, and by 1903 exports had almost tripled to over $900,000.

Battle of Puerto Caballos (1603)

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The English attacked Puerto Caballos as they did other places along the Honduran coast.Christopher Newport briefly occupied the town in the Battle of Puerto Caballos, part of the Anglo–Spanish War.
The Battle of Puerto Caballos was a military event during the Anglo–Spanish War to capture the Spanish town and port of Puerto Caballos (present day Puerto Cortés, Honduras) on 17 February 1603 by an English fleet under Christopher Newport and Michael Geare.

Édgar Álvarez

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Edgar Alvarez – Football player.
Édgar or Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes (born 9 January 1980 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran soccer player who currently plays for Platense in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras.

Roger Espinoza

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Roger Espinoza – Football player
Born in Puerto Cortés, Espinoza moved from his native Honduras to Denver, Colorado when he was 12 years old.

Gil González Dávila

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Gil González Dávila founded the city in 1524 and called Villa de la Natividad de Nuestra Señora, now known as Cieneguita.
By early 1524, González sailed again for Nicaragua, but a storm brought him to a bay on the caribbean coast of Honduras where he had to lighten the ship by throwing a number of horses overboard, hence the name Puerto Caballos (now Puerto Cortés).

Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras)

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In 1966, the Empresa Nacional Portuaria (Honduras National Port Authority) was created.
Puerto Cortés

C.A. Portuario

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Atlético Portuario was briefly another football club based in the city.
Atlético Portuario was a Honduran football club based in Puerto Cortés, Honduras which played in the Liga Nacional in the 1979–80 season.

Cuyamel Fruit Company

However, in 1910 Samuel Zemurray's 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.
The company's main Honduras office was in the coastal city of Puerto Cortés.

Vilma Cecilia Morales

Vilma Cecilia Morales – Former President of Honduras Supreme Court of Justicet.
Vilma Cecilia Morales Montalván (born 15 October 1954 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran lawyer.

Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston – African American writer, scholar and political activist resided at the Hotel Cosenza from May 1947 to February 1948 while writing her book Seraph on the Suwanee.
From October 1947 to February 1948, she lived in Honduras, at the north coastal town of Puerto Cortés.

Marlon Guillermo Lara Orellana

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1994–1997: Marlon Guillermo Lara Orellana(Partido Liberal)
He was Mayor of the City of Puerto Cortes and former Minister of the Government under the presidency of Manuel Zelaya.

United Fruit Company

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When Zemurray sold Cuyamel Fruit to United Fruit in 1929, the giant company had great influence in Puerto Cortés and in Honduras as a whole.
The U.S. fruit corporations were choosing rural agriculture lands in Northern Honduras, specifically using the new railroad system for their proximity to major port cities of Puerto Cortes, Tela, La Ceiba, and Trujillo as the main access points of transport for shipments designated back to the United States and Europe.

Container Security Initiative

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Because of its proximity to US seaports in the Gulf of Mexico and on the East Coast and its seaport infrastructure, Puerto Cortés was included in the US Container Security Initiative (CSI), the first such port in Central America.
Puerto Cortes, Honduras (2006-03-25)

Platense F.C.

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Puerto Cortés is home of a football team known as Platense, which in 1966 won its first Honduran National Football Champion.
Platense Football Club S.A. de C.V. or simply Platense is a Honduran football club, located in Puerto Cortés, Cortés.

Axel Garrido Rosenvinge

Axel Garrido Rosenvinge – Danish politician born in Puerto Cortes. Businessman and ex football player of the U-19 Danish League.
Rosenvinge was born in Puerto Cortés, Honduras.

Tegucigalpa

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In 1982, a new constitution was approved; before that year mayors were designated "by finger" by Tegucigalpa top government officials.
The main obstacle to establishing factories in Tegucigalpa has been facilitating infrastructure to provide efficient access between the capital and country's economic hubs: San Pedro Sula and Puerto Cortez.

Estadio Excélsior

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They play their home games at the Estadio Excélsior.
Estadio Excelsior is a multi-purpose stadium in Puerto Cortés, Honduras.

Julio César de León

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Julio César de León – Football player.

Cortés Department

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Main cities also include Choloma, La Lima, Villanueva, and the sea ports of Puerto Cortés and Omoa.

Green Valley Industrial Park

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The park is about 90 minutes from Puerto Cortes, the largest port in Central America.

Caribbean Sea

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Puerto Cortés, originally known as Puerto de Caballos, is a city on the north Caribbean coast of Honduras, right on the Laguna de Alvarado, north of San Pedro Sula and east of Omoa, with a natural bay.

Port

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In terms of volume of traffic the seaport is the largest in Central America and the 36th largest in the world.