It is widely believed in Honduras that President Juan Orlando Hernández will call for a public referendum within the next two years (probably before the primary elections in late-2016) to reform Article 374, which prohibits the reelection of a president.
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There's nothing of any substance anywhere for the PAC people in Congress. Now, it may all be as simple as no one is updating the website. Probably there's nothing under the sections for the representatives of the other parties either. So is it only an issue of incompetence with regard to website maintenance?
Ms. Rodas and Mr. Zelaya have realized their dream of demolishing the two-party system in Honduras, and they will soon see the day a Honduran president can run for re-election. Nice job. Alright, it's not exactly what they had in mind.
Manuel Zelaya's punishment has already been doled out. Okay, he didn't come out too badly scathed in the end, but the Nationalists sure came out far better than they could have ever dreamed.
Among adults and great leaders, a modicum of silence is among the strongest attributes, because it suggests that there is more than just talk to the individual. Boy do we Hondurans love to talk.
How do you fix a system that's so broken and corrupt that the citizens living under it go to lengths such as jumping aboard a freight train nicknamed "The Beast" with their children just to escape it?
The move by the Subcoordinator General of the Libre Party, Esdras Amado López, to form his own party -- Nueva Ruta (New Route) -- and run for Preside...
As a father, I can understand the desperation that would compel a parent to risk his child's life for the promise of a better future. Yet I am appalled and heartsick that 57,000 children have migrated to the U.S. with no parent or guardian.
There are some interesting rumblings within the Libre Party, not only because of Enrique Flores Lanza's admission last week regarding his involvement in the so-called "El Carretillazo" scandal, but because of the possible impact it has had on some of the party's leaders -- someone, oh... like Esdras Amado López.
Just imagine this story. President Barack Obama decides he wants to have a national referendum on being able to have a national referendum during the next general elections.
The admission this week by former Minister of the Presidency Enrique Flores Lanza that he did authorize the withdrawals of Lps 50 million ($2.5 million) from the Central Bank of Honduras in the days just prior to the overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, 2009 has created a firestorm in Honduras.
Often in the headlines for its sky-high homicide rate-close to 90 homicides per 100,000 residents -- Honduras is a country where despair is measured by the lives lost to violence every day.
What Mr. Zelaya fails to understand is that it is not his many activists, nor his 33 coordinators, nor even Mr. Flores who are responsible for giving a full accounting of what happened to the Lps 50 million, but rather he. It is he who was president.
It's amazing what one will fess up to when faced with huge financial penalties or prison time. Enrique Flores Lanza, who served as Minister of the Pre...
Everyone seems to have their own system for coming up with what classifies as a murder. As would be expected, the government's would be the most stringent, because it is in the government's interest to keep the numbers down.