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Mauricio Villeda

Honduras: Liberal Party Coffers Running on Fumes

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

The Liberals have a lot of work to do to attract more supporters, particularly those who left the party in protest to the coup against President Manuel Zelaya in 2009 and went on to form Libre.

Honduras: A Little Too Much Wishful Thinking, Way Too Many Loudmouths

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Marco Cáceres

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.

Political Patronage in Honduras: It's Feast or Famine

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

One of the main reasons the Liberal Party in Honduras appears amenable to exploring a loose alliance with other opposition political parties such as L...

Liberals and Libres in Honduras: Powerless

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Mr. Hernández holds all the cards at the moment, and it's unlikely he is going to give them up anytime soon. The other players at the table -- Mr. Villeda, Mr. Zelaya, and Mr. Nasralla? They're still trying to agree on who'll get to shuffle the deck next.

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.

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: Mr. Villeda's Common Sense Approach to Security

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

The prisons in Honduras are akin to home-bases for many gangs -- places where they can conduct business safely without having to worry too much about defending their turf or being pestered by patrolling police officers and soldiers.

Honduras: Why Mauricio Villeda Will Win the Presidential Election

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Okay, here's the main reason Liberal Party presidential candidate Mauricio Villeda will win the election in Honduras on November 24: He has run a vast...

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...

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 ...

Honduras: Rudderless on Crime and Criminals

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.11.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

On August 2, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) made public its Report on the Situation of Persons Deprived of Liberty in Honduras -- an in depth study of Honduras' prison system. The report was damning, to say the least.

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.