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The Impending Battle on Presidential Reelection in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

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.

Honduras on Pace for 10.7 Percent Decline in Homicide Rate

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

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.

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.

Unaccompanied Minors? Blame a Century of U.S. Central American Foreign Policy

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

There's plenty of blame among both Republican and Democratic governments in the past two decades. But so much of the current debate in the United States overlooks the background of how Central America came to be countries of such violence, corruption, insecurity and relative poverty.

Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Governments Must Reassess Their Priorities

Luis E. Montes | Posted 09.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis E. Montes

For there to be real progress, there must be a real focus on the issues that matter. It's time for the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to assume responsibility, look introspectively, clean up and strengthen their institutions to stop the exodus.

Marshall Plan for the Northern Triangle?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

There are two general views on how best to address the illegal immigration crisis the United States is facing on its southern border, notably as it relates to the tens of thousands of child migrants who have been arriving in the US from the "Northern Triangle" countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras during the past few months.

Lifting Up Copán Ruinas, Honduras to the World

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

On Saturday, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández announced that the Central American Bank for Economic Integration will be financing the construction of a new road from Chamelecón -- a suburb of San Pedro Sula -- to La Entrada.

Great, Another Tone Deaf Honduran President

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | 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...