On November 28, the citizens of Honduras will vote for a new President, as well as all 128 representatives to their National Congress, 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament and many other local officials. These elections come 12 years after a military coup ousted the democratically elected president in Honduras.
With less than a week remaining before the country goes to vote, concerns are growing about the potential for fraud, restrictions on free speech and assembly, and potential violence.
Watch our recent webinar, and hear from members of the International Election Observation Mission, a delegation of over 250 Hondurans and 40 international observers coordinated by the Honduran organization CESPAD and Global Exchange. You will hear from:
Carla Garcia is the International Relations Coordinator at OFRANEH, the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras. OFRANEH works to support the Garifuna community in the protection of their territories, and in its fight for social, economic, and cultural rights.
Karen Spring has lived and worked in Honduras since the 2009 coup. Formerly the Honduras-based Coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN), Karen is now doing a one-year collaboration with US and Canada-based organization, Rights Action. She’s the host of the Honduras Now podcast (hondurasnow.org, Twitter: @HondurasNow) and blogs at: aquiabajo.com.
This conversation will be moderated by Marco Castillo, Co-Executive Director.