This beautifully carved iguana lizard on this wooden gourd was acquired at the national museum in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras is one of those countries in Central America that is fraught with corruption in its government.
There is little opportunity for the people of Honduras. Most of the government positions are held by family members. Our taxi driver went to school as an engineer but was unable to get a job.
The ancient Mayan ruins of Copan were built in 800 AD.