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Presidential Election

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...

Billy Graham's Warning to JFK

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was g...

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...

Manuel Zelaya: A Latin Rasputin

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.21.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Would the relationship be similar to if Hillary Clinton were to become the next President of the United States in 2016 and Bill were to become First Man? Or would it simply be Mr. Zelaya pulling all the strings and telling his wife what to do and what to say and how to say it?

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.

The First Controversy of Chris Christie's 2016 Presidential Campaign: Tortured Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

It seems that Governor Christie overturned the will of the people of New Jersey to protect the interests of a group of people in another state one thousand miles away: Iowa.

Obama Is Leading the World to Climate Hell

Helen Grant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Helen Grant

Here we are, once again confronted with President Obama's climate hypocrisy. Despite his latest 'promising' comments on the fate of the Keystone XL permit, it still smells like a déjà-vu.

Outdated, Outnumbered, and Out of Time: The Coming Demise of the Republican Party

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Until the Republicans alter their beliefs and adjust their priorities, their empty gestures towards minorities will continue to be rejected. Even on the issue of immigration reform, the GOP's stance hardly gives the Latino population a reason to feel respected or included.

Both Sides in GOP's Civil War Over Obamacare Want to Put Insurance Companies Back in Charge

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.

Xiomara Zelaya: Puppet of a Power-Hungry Husband?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

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.

Major Voting Rights Organization: 'We Will Fight' VRA Ruling

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins Rock The Vote president Heather Smith live from Apsen to talk about the Supreme Court decision on the Voting ...

The Power of Mr. Nasralla's Fame in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

On June 18, Salvador Nasralla in Honduras went from 12.41 percent in Honduras Weekly's presidential poll. We had no answer for this... until we read on one of Mr. Nasralla's Facebook pages remarks from sports fans regarding Tuesday night's soccer match between the Honduran national team and the U.S. team.

Lessons From Romney Loss Rejected As GOP Plan Gets Hazier

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's road map for winning presidential elections looks hazier than ever as GOP lawmakers and others reject what many c...

I Am Going to Vote on Friday

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

From Dubai, a tiny city on the coastline of the Persian Gulf and only a few kilometers from my country, Iran, I do my best to monitor the upcoming presidential election. I'm not able to travel to Iran. Don't judge me, I didn't kill, steal, or commit treason. I am not a fugitive, I am just a journalist!

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.

Is Socialism the Answer for Honduras?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

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 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.

"Hashemi Rafsanjani, Is the Real Fire!"

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is almost 80 years old but his candidacy or involvement can pose a significant challenge and difference in the Iranian election.

How Al Gore Could Have Won With Ease

Upworthy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

I had no clue about approval voting before I saw this. Luckily, this is just my speed when it comes to understanding political processes. ...

Top Ten Signs of the Breakdown of Winner-Take-All Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

We can ditch the winner-take-all voting laws that have impaired our electoral process for far too long. With simple changes to federal and state statutes, the US can be on its way to better and fairer elections.

Ghostwriter Gives Hillary a Second Chance

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 06.14.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

I thought about my meeting with Hillary last week and how badly it had gone. And then I remembered that she had had a concussion only a few months ago. She was obviously still experiencing some residual confusion. I decided to give her another chance.