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    Zelaya’s Return to Honduras Darkens Honduran Democracy

    On May 28, former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya returned home nearly two years after the June 2009 actions that removed him from office for violations of the national constitution. Accompanied by Venezuela’s foreign minister Nicholas Maduro and delivered via Air Hugo Chavez, Zelaya was greeted by thousands of cheering admirers. … More

    Wikileaks and Latin America: Don’t Make U.S. Diplomats Liars

    Diplomats have often been disparaged as honest men sent abroad to lie for the good of their countries. If the plethora of disloyal, dangerous attacks launched by WikiLeaks continues and if the Obama Administration cannot stanch the bleeding, foreign officials and U.S. diplomats will soon find it just as likely … More

    The Day Chavez Stubbed His Toe in Honduras

    On June 28, 2009, Latin America’s populist authoritarian movement led by Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez suffered a major setback.  Vigilant Hondurans defended their representative institutions and Constitution by removing Manuel Zelaya from power. They did so after Zelaya attempted to alter Honduras’ strict, one-term limit on executive power and adopt … More

    Three Presidents’ Day in Honduras

    On November 29 the people of Honduras decided on the man – Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo – to lead their nation for the next four years. Hondurans voted for a break from the past and an escape from the turmoil that has enmeshed their country since June 28 when Manuel Zelaya … More

    Heritage in Honduras: Voters Speak Loud and Clear

    Heritage’s Izzy Ortega issues his final report on yesterday’s election from Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. More than 60% of all eligible voters made their voices heard loud and clear in electing former congressman Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo. A Bolivian member of parliament was also observing the election and nicely summed things … More

    Morning Bell: A Victory for Democracy in Honduras

    After casting her ballot for former Vice President Elvin Santos of the ruling Liberal Party in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Erika Rodriguez told the Miami Herald: “I don’t even care who wins. This is the first time you are going to see all Hondurans celebrating — anybody’s victory.” So despite the … More

    Heritage in Honduras: Long Lines in Tegucigalpa

    Heritage’s Izzy Ortega has been in Honduras this week as part of the corps of impartial international observers documenting the presidential election today in Honduras. Reporting from Tegucigalpa, Izzy reports he has seen long lines and high turnout all day. Watch:

    Heritage in Honduras: "I Believe in Democracy"

    Today the Honduran people are voting in an historic election with consequences for the entire region. Heritage’s Izzy Ortega is on the ground as an official election observer speaking with Hondurans practicing their right to vote. Watch his first interview below:

    Heritage in Honduras: Observing the Election Part 1

    As Hondurans head to the polls tomorrow, November 29th, in an historic election with consequences for the entire region, Heritage’s Izzy Ortega is on the ground as an official election observer. Follow his updates on Twitter (twitter.com/izzyortega) and watch his first video update below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qXV9QikQAQ[/youtube]

    The Honduras Elections: Let the Voters Speak

    On November 29 the people of Honduras will vote for a new president and legislature to govern their country over the next four years. The elections are now the only fair and democratic way to heal the crisis begun well before the June 28th removal of President Manuel Zelaya. Former … More