As mining operations in Honduras expand, some people are asking what they should do if they are left without the money to feed their families.
In an interview with RTE, the head of the mining company that controls the state-owned gold mines, Guillermo Perez, said he has not heard of any problems yet.
“It’s a natural resource,” he said.
“We need to keep it where it is.”
Mr Perez, who is in charge of the state’s gold mines and other major industries, also said he was “very positive” about the mining boom in Honduras, adding that he was hopeful the economy would pick up as the country begins to return to normalcy.
“The government has done an incredible job,” he told RTE.
“But the economy still needs to recover, and we’re hopeful that’s going to happen.”
The US government has helped to finance and oversee much of the construction and mining activities in Honduras.
The US has provided around $3 billion in aid to the Honduran economy over the past decade, while foreign investors have invested around $4 billion in the country.
“Honduras has always been a country that has had a lot of opportunity, and the last couple of years has been a big opportunity for us to invest in the economy and to start growing the economy,” said US Ambassador to Honduras Dan Hartman.
The number of gold mines in Honduras has quadrupled over the last decade, with more than 1,000 mines now under construction. “
There’s a long-term opportunity for Honduras to grow and prosper.”
The number of gold mines in Honduras has quadrupled over the last decade, with more than 1,000 mines now under construction.
Mining in the area was originally concentrated in the north-east of the country, but the area is now becoming a major hub for the country’s gold mining industry.
In 2014, Honduras recorded nearly 9.8 tonnes of gold, according to the US Geological Survey.
The country has been mining gold since the 1980s and in 2012 alone it reported a record amount of gold.
The majority of the world’s gold comes from Peru and Chile, but Honduras is one of the most active producers of gold in the world.
Last year, Honduras exported nearly 5 tonnes of copper and 7 tonnes of zinc, the second-highest exports of any country in the Americas.
The region is also home to the world-class mining industry of the United States.
More than half of the ore in the US is mined in Wyoming and Utah, which are also US territory.
“As a mining state, Honduras has been working very hard to develop its economy and diversify into new areas,” Mr Hartman said.
In addition to expanding its gold mining capacity, Honduras also plans to increase its exports of iron ore and nickel, which can be used to build new factories and to meet the needs of local communities.
“This is a good thing for the Hondurans, and Honduras is a big exporter of copper, nickel, iron ore, as well as other resources,” Mr Perez said.
The mining boom has also made Honduras one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies.
The population has grown from 6.5 million in 2000 to more than 14 million in 2015, according the US Census Bureau.
“You need to have an export-led, business-led economy.
This is a way of creating jobs and attracting foreign investment, which is what Honduras has done,” Mr Garcia said.
But as mining operations expand, many people are also looking to the next generation of mining experts to help them make ends meet.
Mr Perez is hoping the new boom will help lift the country out of the depths of recession, but he has yet to find anyone willing to take on the job.
“If you have a person who is a veteran of this industry, you have to find a way to help him, or you will be left behind,” he added.
“That’s why I’m very positive.”