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[American Spanish, after Lempira (1497-1537), Indian leader who resisted the Spanish conquistadors in Honduras.]
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(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos
[American Spanish, after Lempira, Indian chief who opposed the Spanish]
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(lɛmˈpɪər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
the basic monetary unit of Honduras.
[1930–35; < American Spanish, after Lempira, 16th century Honduran Indian cacique]
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Noun1.lempira - the basic unit of money in Honduras; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Honduran monetary unit - monetary unit in Honduras
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Rosa Elena Bonilla was found guilty of diverting some 18.3 million Honduran lempiras ($779,000) in public funds plus international donations that were originally earmarked for social programmes.
Even if he did, the most he could earn in a day was 300 lempiras, or about $12.50.
"It is very hard, but there is no other option for me than to leave Honduras." He was earning 3000 Lempiras (about E100, $115) a month as a plumber, which was not enough to support his family, even in Honduras.
Here, with 250 or 300 lempiras ($10 to $12) a day, you can't do anything."
Such was the case in Hernandez's presidential campaign four years ago, which according to local media reports, received around 2 billion lempiras (US $85 million) of the close to 7 billion lempiras (just under US$300 million) pillaged from the country's social security agency, the Instituto Hondureno de Seguridad Social (IHSS) (NotiCen, July 2, 2015, Oct.
Calix said promptly with the issue that afflicts the population is needed, because the Honduran pay in dollars for a range of services, while their salary remains in lempiras.
At the migration center, Ramirez was given a bag of groceries with juice to last a day, drinking water and the equivalent of about $25 in lempiras.
Handal said "we are creating a trust to support the country's food industry, in a meeting that we had recently we were told that the government would invest one billion Lempiras in small palm producers because they can generate double-digit increase in Honduras' production, and in the short term.