Central America News

Latin American Program in the News: Election strengthens Honduran military's hand

Dec 03, 2013
This article discusses the role that the Honduran military played in the election of National Party candidate, Juan Orlando Hernandez. Eric Olson discusses how the military has become a political actor and why the region is likely to become more militarized.

Latin American Program in the News: In Honduras vote, new lesson in how the drug war steers politics

Dec 03, 2013
This article discusses the recent elections in Honduras and platforms that the candidates each ran on regarding drugs and crime. LAP Associate Director, Eric Olson, discusses what to expect from president-elect Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Three Things Honduras Can Do to Heal the Political Wounds Post-Election

Nov 26, 2013
With general elections in Honduras concluded, it is clear the country still faces a polarized and fractured political landscape. This can either lead to further obstruction and decay or be an opportunity for overcoming the violence, poverty, and growing economic and social disparity in the country. Here are three ideas for healing and moving forward.

Latin American Program in the News: Three Policy Prescriptions for Crime in Honduras

Nov 25, 2013
The country with the highest murder rate in the world isn’t Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s Honduras, just a two and a half hour flight from Miami.

Honduras Election: What to Do When Two Candidates Declare Victory?

Nov 25, 2013
The tight, highly contested election is a reflection of a country that is still divided four years after Ms. Castro’s husband, former President Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in a military coup.

Latin American Program in the News: Two opposing parties claim win in Honduras presidential election

Nov 25, 2013
The conservative ruling party and a leftist coalition both claimed victory in the Honduras presidential election.

Latin American Program in the News: Honduras Presidential Vote Disputed as Zelaya Says Wife Won

Nov 25, 2013
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 coup, rejected official election results showing his wife, Xiomara Castro, losing the presidential vote with more than half the precincts reporting.

Latin American Program in the News: Hondurans to Elect New President on Sunday

Nov 22, 2013
In an interview with NPR, Eric Olson discusses the close race in the upcoming elections in Honduras this Sunday.

Latin American Program in the News: Military Role in Drug War at Stake in Honduras Presidential Vote

Nov 22, 2013
Eric Olson comments to Bloomberg on how Honduras' economic situation might be as worse as its security situation.

Latin American Program in the News: Is World's Most Powerful Drug Kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Hiding in Honduras?

Nov 22, 2013
Eric Olson, LAP Associate Director, comments to Forbes on recent speculations that Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman might have left Mexico and be hiding out in Honduras.

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