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May 1 , 2003

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Teguci-what? The capital of Honduras fills a bowl-shaped valley. The surrounding hills keep the weather cooler and less muggy than other cities of Central America. The name Tegucigalpa means 'silver hill,' dubbed when the Spanish founded the city as a mining center in 1578. Most people call this place 'Tegoos,' saving everyone the embarrassment of mispronouncing the full name.
Fugitives and fugitive-catchers, have fun watching others watch you in Tegucigalpa.
The Spanish left two prominent cultural imprints: their language and religion.