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Juan Orlando Hernandez

Great, Another Tone Deaf Honduran President

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Mr. Hernández, who spent more than a week in Brazil for the World Cup, tried to defend his trip by arguing that it was not all play and no work. And while it may be true, it's hard to swallow in a country like Honduras with such a wide range crises, including the tragic exodus of its children due to fear and hopelessness.

Child Migrants from Central America: 'War Refugees'

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.19.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

When people like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas blame the current surge in Central American immigrants on the Obama administration's "lax" immigration policies, they just don't know what they're talking about.

Honduras: The Secrecy Law

Marco Cáceres | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

When the National Congress, under the leadership of Juan Orlando Hernández, arbitrarily voted on December 12, 2012 to dismiss four of the 15 Supreme ...

Clouds Over Honduras

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Honduras' new president, Juan Orlando Hernández, took office on January 27. However, given ongoing questions about his victory in November's election, the legitimacy of Hernández's presidency remains in doubt.

Honduras Swears In New President

AP | ALBERTO ARCE and FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in as president Monday after a speech in which he urged the U.S. to conti...

Honduran LGBT Activists Fear Ongoing Threat Upon Hernández Inauguration

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Kevin A. Lees

Erick Martínez remembers exactly where he was when Erick Martínez was killed.

Honduras: Mr. Hernández's Witch Hunt

Marco Cáceres | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

It is an extremely dangerous game whenever a political leader attempts to paint an opponent as an enemy of the state because if the label should manage to stick, then it opens the way for the opponent to be denied his or her civil rights -- all in the name of "national security".

Nationalists and Liberals in Honduras Are Equally Clueless

Marco Cáceres | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

It is understandable for a new presidential administration to criticize its predecessor for the problems it created or left unsolved. It is utterly unacceptable, however, for a new administration to absolve its predecessor for the disorder it leaves, and instead blame its predecessor's predecessor.

Honduras: Inklings of Mr. Hernández's Governing Style

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

The Hernández administration has already begun. Oh sure, President-elect Juan Orlando Hernández is not scheduled to be sworn in as President of Honduras until January 27, 2014. But that's really more of a technicality than anything else.

Honduras: A Heavyweight for Foreign Relations

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

With the presidential election in Honduras over and Juan Orlando Hernández declared the winner by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Mr. Hernánde...

Computer Programmers Decide To Check Election Results Themselves

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 12.04.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Four Honduran computer programmers watching their country's dispute over the vote count in the hotly contested presiden...

Honduras Will Conduct Recount In Presidential Election

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' electoral court says it will recount vote tally sheets for the presidential election after receiving a fraud ...

Vote Recount Demanded By Thousands In Honduras

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 12.02.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Thousands of people marched peacefully Sunday in Honduras' capital to support opposition presidential candidate Xiomara...

The Next President of Honduras: Juan Orlando Hernández

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

With at least 66.7 percent of the 3,233,000 votes cast in Sunday's presidential election in Honduras counted and reported, it is abundantly clear now that National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernández is the winner.

Honduras Election: Proclaiming Victory a Little Early

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

With less than 50 percent of the total votes cast in yesterday's presidential election in Honduras counted, Juan Orlando Hernández, at about about 9:...

Honduras Presidential Election Could Fail To Produce Clear Winner

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The last thing Honduras needs is a presidential election that's a draw. This country already is plagued by drug violen...

Keep a Close Eye on Honduran Elections Sunday

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
The Center for Constitutional Rights

By Pamela Spees, Senior Attorney with the CCR who has filed cases in the U.S. related to the 2009 Honduras coup. Pick up any U.S. newspaper next Mond...

Honduras: The Secret Meetings Between Juan Orlando Hernández and Manuel Zelaya

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Honduran political analyst Jorge Illescas believes that there is some sort of secret arrangement between the conservative National Party and the socia...

Honduras: A Good Week for Mr. Villeda

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.31.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Honduran Liberal Party presidential candidate Mauricio Villeda had a good week. On Sunday, he received the official backing of former President Carlos...

What the Headlines Reveal About Honduras' Presidential Candidates

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.24.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

You'd be surprised how much you can learn about a Honduran presidential candidate by just reading the headlines in newspapers, particularly if you lay...

Honduras: Nationalist Testosterone

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

According to former Minister of Security Óscar Álvarez, who served under both the Maduro and Lobo administrations in Honduras, those in the country ...

Xiomara Zelaya: Bona Fide Poll Leader in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

While there have been numerous other presidential polls conducted in Honduras during the past year, the ones above may be the best. Judging by them, the chances look good for Honduras electing its first woman president on Nov. 24.

Honduras: One Muddy Election a Comin'

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

There are 5.3 million registered voters in Honduras, according to that country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). That's just over 62 percent of the ...

Community Policing in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Soldiers are good for patrolling and occasionally conducting raids or engaging in firefights. But they are relatively useless for preventing or solving crimes and breaking up extortion and drug (and human) trafficking networks.

Honduras: Opening the Door for the Military

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Make the military and the police more professional and effective by paying, training and equipping them better. Don't confuse them by inserting them into battlefields and against combatants for which they were never meant.