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Honduras: As protests over corruption swell, many see 'positive moment'

Eric L. Olson

Eric Olson is quoted about the usefulness of external support in Honduras, specifically the possibility of an International Commission Against Impunity in Honduras (CICIH).

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"Adopting a CICIG-like model has been under discussion in the region for years, says Eric Olson, associate director of the Latin America program at the Washington-based Wilson Center."

"Can Honduran institutions and the government solve their problems on their own? That was the question in Guatemala [in 2006] and their conclusion was no, they couldn’t,” says Mr. Olson. “I think we are close to that situation in Honduras, if not there already, where some outside assistance might be useful."

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