In ENCA Newsletter No 74 (November 2018), we included a three-page round-up of corruption, repression and violence in Guatemala. Half a year later the situation in Guatemala for defenders of land rights, environmental rights and human rights cannot be said to have improved, but in this issue it is the turn of Honduras to be scrutinised.
We express our great concern regarding current events in Honduras around its national elections. The atrocious handling of the Honduran election by its Supreme Electoral Tribunal appears to indicate a flagrant attempt to rob the Honduran voters of self-determination and falsely maintain Juan Orlando Hernandez’s National Party in power.
A couple of days after arriving in La Esperanza, COPINH invited me on a trip away from their base in the town, to visit one of the communities that serve as their main focus fighting for indigenous rights in Honduras.