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.
Unless there are fundamental, institutional changes in the way Honduras is structured, the country's problems will probably never be resolved and it is unlikely that the issues that divide the Honduran people will be thoughtfully, openly, and fairly debated.
If Xiomara Castro de Zelaya wins the presidency in November, she will indeed attempt to carry out what her husband, former President Manuel Zelaya, was trying to do before he was overthrow in 2009: transform Honduras into a socialist state.
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.
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.
Capitalism is all about competition and profit, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that... so long as there is a level playing field. Otherwise, capitalism becomes unfair, cruel, and unsustainable.
A death squad government may not be the Obama administration's first choice for Honduras, but they prefer it to another left government that people might elect if they were able to organize in a free election.