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Morazanist Patriotic Front

A Honduran terrorist group, the Morazanist Patriotic Front (FPM), now largely inactive, attacked U.S. military targets in Honduras several times during the early 1990s.

During the early 1980s, the Reagan administration began to actively support a counterinsurgency against the Communist government of Nicaragua (the Sandinistas). Neighboring Honduras provided a natural base to provide training and deliver arms and funds to the insurgents, known as Contras; through the first half of the decade the United States vastly increased its military presence in Honduras. Some Hondurans resented the U.S. military presence, feeling that their country was becoming a client state of the United States. In this climate, the FPM emerged. A leftist and extremely nationalist organization, the group's goal was the removal of all U.S. military forces from Honduras as well as the expulsion of the remaining Contras. The U.S. State Department believes the FPM may ...

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