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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.

Honduras: Impending Military Police State?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The question is, "Will Hondurans really be safer with thousands of military police walking around armed to the teeth?" Given the history of the military in Honduras and other Latin American countries, it is right to be worried about the answer.

Voter Uncertainty Favors Traditional Political Parties in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Costa Rica's Tico Times newspaper published an article on June 19 by Adam Williams citing a May 2-8 CID-Gallup poll on the presidential race in Hondur...

Mauricio Villeda Holds Lead in Honduras Weekly Presidential Polling

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The fact that Mrs. Zelaya consistently polls high, while Mr. Villeda consistently polls low suggests that Mr. Villeda may have a lot of work to do to get his message across and improve his image. That's one basic conclusion.

10 Questions for Honduras' Presidential Candidates

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Eight individuals are vying for the presidency of Honduras. The following are 10 critical questions for the candidates to ponder. There will not be the luxury of figuring things out as you go along. Honduras cannot afford another president who wings it.

A Word to the Wise on Corruption in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The only hope for reducing corruption in Honduras lies with bottom-up approaches that first deal with the problems that encourage, force people to steal, cheat, manipulate, lie, and commit fraud.