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.
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.
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 electionNov 25, 2013
The conservative ruling party and a leftist coalition both claimed victory in the Honduras presidential election.
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.
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 VoteNov 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.
Latin American Program in the News: Roger Noriega accuses Honduran candidate’s husband of drug-trafficking linksNov 22, 2013
The neo-con former U.S. diplomat and current lobbyist apparently isn’t a fan of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya or his wife, presidential candidate Xiomara Castro.
"Hondurans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and Congress. While elections in this very poor Central American country of roughly 8 million are not generally the focus of international concern, this time there are issues at stake that sound off alarms far beyond its borders," writes Eric Olson in The Miami Herald.