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El Mago by Felipe Burchard

Honduran Coups, Vaccines… All the Same

For many years when I would travel to Honduras, I would ask my friends and relatives why things were the way they were in that country (I was born there but emigrated with my parents to the US when I was 4 or 5 years old… yeah yeah, legally). It seemed that no matter what Honduran governments did, the country was never able to pull itself out…

Margarita Murillo: Another Victim of Neoliberalism in Honduras?

The killing of peasant activist Margarita Murillo on Tuesday raises questions about the motive behind her murder. At the moment, all that is known is that she was shot on her land in the village of El Planón (municipality of Villanueva), Honduras by three individuals wearing ski-masks. As the recently-named president of the Asociativa…

The Impending Battle on Presidential Reelection in Honduras

It is widely believed in Honduras that President Juan Orlando Hernández will call for a public referendum within the next two years (probably before the primary elections in late-2016) to reform Article 374, which prohibits the reelection of a president. Okay, bear with me here, because it gets a little complicated.

Honduras’ PAC: Nothing But Talk?

The Anti-Corruption Party (PAC) in Honduras yesterday announced that it would soon make known its official views on the performance thus far of the government of President Juan Orlando Hernández. Representative Fátima Mena, who heads the 13-member PAC delegation in the Honduran Congress said that a diverse team…

Sure Enough, the End of Bipartisan Politics in Honduras

On June 27, 2011, Patricia Rodas, who served as the foreign minister under the Zelaya government (2006-2009) in Honduras, predicted that the advent of the proposed new political party known as the Broad Popular Resistance Front (FARP) would mark the end of Honduras’ two-party system in the next presidential election…

Freedom of the Press at Stake in Honduras

There is nothing inherently wrong with the government regulating telecommunications or freedom of speech. If the Honduran government wants to stimulate more competition within Honduras’ media broadcast industry and break up some of the monopolies in order to create more community broadcasters and more diversity in news and editorial content, then great.