Honduras: Arias Says Elections Could be the Solution

"If elections undertaken in Latin America by dictatorial regimes had been invalid, there wouldn't have been transitions to democracy".

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

In declarations to Brazilian newspaper "Folha", the president of Costa Rica, and mediator in the Honduran crisis affirmed that the elections called for November could end the crisis, even though the international community has warned they won't recognize its results.

"Elections were hold in Chile in 1989, with dictator Augusto Pinochet in Power. In Central America we also had elections called by autocracies", said the Nobel Prize winner.

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Honduran Congress Rejects Zelaya's Restitution

December 2009

With 111 votes against and 14 in favor, Congress ruled out reinstating deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

The debate lasted over 9 hours, in which Congress members heard reports from the Supreme Court of Justice, the Public Ministry, the General Attorney and the Human Rights Commissioner.

Honduras Today, Elections, and What's to Come

November 2009

An update on the current situation of the Honduran conflict, in an analysis in which the clock is ticking against Zelaya.

The article in America Economía is interesting due to its content and its peculiar graphical presentation. Its author, Rodrigo Lara, shows us 12 points which resume the current situation of the Honduran political crisis, and its impact on the region.

There is a clear exit strategy to Honduran mess: elections

September 2009

The Washington Post: "The only good way out of the Honduran crisis is to go forward with the presidential election scheduled for Nov. 29."

"The only good way out of the Honduran crisis is to go forward with the presidential election scheduled for Nov. 29 and to do so in a way that will allow Hondurans to freely express themselves and governments around the region to accept the results.

Honduras Holds Ground in November Elections

August 2009

President Micheletti reaffirmed Honduras intention to carry out elections in November, in front of a commission of OAS chancellors.

According to BBC Mundo, Micheletti stated that elections will be held November 29th, 'whether the countries of the world recognize us or not.