Speaking Event: The Mirage of Democracy - A Report Back on the Honduran Presidential Election

When & Where
1714 Telegraph
Oakland, CA
December 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
415 203 0209

After the 2009 coup in Honduras, there's been lots of talk about a "return to democracy" for this conflict-ridden Central American nation. But how committed is the Honduran 1% to such a concept? Join CPE and the Marin Interfaith Task Force on Latin America, and a number of Bay Area-based folks who traveled to Honduras as accredited observers for last week's Presidential election. They will share their eye-witness stories and observations in election report-back style.

When people in Honduras voted last Sunday, they did so in good faith, assuming that their votes would be cast and counted in a fashion that accurately estimated the popular will of the nation. Polls showed the race between Xiomara Castro, a left-leaning nominee of the LIBRE party, and Juan Orlando Hernandez, a blue blood from the National Party, were running neck and neck.

This multi-media presentation will address the following questions: Did the pronounced election results reflect the will of the Honduran people? What did the 166-strong Honduras Solidarity Network election observer delegation witness? Was there fraud? What role did the US government and State Department play? What questions remain for everyday Hondurans as they trudge forward in their path toward true democracy?

Suggested Donation of $5-$10 at the door.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

This space IS wheelchair accessible