raul varela zelaya

–15 October 2010
Choluteca, Choluteca, Honduras

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raul varela zelaya was born in Choluteca, Choluteca, Honduras. He died on 15 October 2010, in his hometown.

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Brief but costly war with El Salvador over heavy immigration and disputed border.

Colonel Juan Alberto Melgar Castro take power.

Melgar ousted in coup led by General Policarpo Paz Garcia.

Name Meaning

1 Galician: habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Varela, from a diminutive of vara ‘rod’, ‘stick’.2 Greek (Varelas): from Greek varela ‘barrel’, from Italian barella ‘barrel’. Accented on the final syllable, varelás is a metonymic occupational name for a cooper; with the accent on the middle syllable, varélas is a nickname for a large fat man.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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