This article discusses the role that the Honduran military played in the election of National Party candidate, Juan Orlando Hernandez. Eric Olson discusses how the military has become a political actor and why the region is likely to become more militarized.
Wilson Center expert, Juan Carlos Garzón, discusses the role the narcotrafficking is playing in the negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC. He says that narcotrafficking and the role that FARC has played in that has been exaggerated. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: In Honduras vote, new lesson in how the drug war steers politicsDec 03, 2013
This article discusses the recent elections in Honduras and platforms that the candidates each ran on regarding drugs and crime. LAP Associate Director, Eric Olson, discusses what to expect from president-elect Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Exalcalde de Nueva York vino a explicar el milagro que hizo en su ciudad. Pero ni hubo milagro ni el modelo le serviría a Colombia: ¿será que vamos a dar palos de ciego?
With general elections in Honduras concluded, it is clear the country still faces a polarized and fractured political landscape. This can either lead to further obstruction and decay or be an opportunity for overcoming the violence, poverty, and growing economic and social disparity in the country. Here are three ideas for healing and moving forward.
The country with the highest murder rate in the world isn’t Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s Honduras, just a two and a half hour flight from Miami.
The tight, highly contested election is a reflection of a country that is still divided four years after Ms. Castro’s husband, former President Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in a military coup.
Latin American Program in the News: Two opposing parties claim win in Honduras presidential electionNov 25, 2013
The conservative ruling party and a leftist coalition both claimed victory in the Honduras presidential election.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 coup, rejected official election results showing his wife, Xiomara Castro, losing the presidential vote with more than half the precincts reporting.
In an interview with NPR, Eric Olson discusses the close race in the upcoming elections in Honduras this Sunday.