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          Because this region is underdeveloped, luxuries such as telephones, radios and television are a rare commodity.   Between these four countries they each have an average of about 5 national newspapers (most of them are daily).


Nicaragua: 1 out of 61 people has a telephone, 1 out of 4 people has a radio, 1 out of 20 people has a  TV set, there are 47 radio stations, 7 TV stations, and 4 daily newspapers

El Salvador: 1 out of 21 people has a telephone, 1 out of 12 people has a TV, there is a microwave-radio system, there are 103 radio stations owned by the state and 1 government radio station. They have 5 national newspapers.

Honduras: they have 7 daily newspapers, 56,00 telephones, 250 radio stations, 4 main TV stations, and about 140,000 TV sets.

Guatemala: 250,000 phones, 5 national TV stations, 4 daily newspapers, 2 magazines, and 112 radio stations.

Links to Newspapers in Central America

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