Latin American Program in the News: Honduras Presidential Vote Disputed as Zelaya Says Wife Won
“Honduras continues to be deeply divided, and some just don’t trust the institutions of government,” said Eric Olson, the associate director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center in Washington, in a phone interview today.
Hernandez, 45, said last night that the election results showed people wanted to move on from the coup.
“The Honduran people voted to leave the 2009 crisis, the worst Honduras has ever had, behind,” Hernandez told supporters in the capital yesterday. He vowed to use the military to “regain peace and calm” in the country ranked as the most violent in the world according to the United Nations.
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