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Crisis in Honduras: A post-election update from on-the-ground activists

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
8:00-9:30 PM ET

Join Honduran activists for an update on the state of affairs in the weeks after the highly contentious 2021 Presidential Elections.

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On November 28, 2021, presidential elections will be held in Honduras amidst a critical moment in the country, with 73% of the population living in poverty, high levels of unemployment, and skyrocketing numbers of people migrating out of the country. Hondurans have dealt with these crises since the 2009 coup, in which the US allowed the ousting of democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. Some say that the coup was perpetuated through the election fraud of 2013 and 2017, and over the last twelve years, Honduras has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for activists, with assassinations, forced “disappearances”, and arbitrary detention being routine, and little justice offered to victims. Many Hondurans share the concern that with this electoral cycle, the violence against the people and impunity of state actors will only increase. We at Honduras Solidarity Network and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia invite you to join this webinar to learn from Honduran activists about the state of affairs in the weeks after the 2021 presidential elections and more than likely, the consequent uprisings and spike in mass migration that will take place. Speakers will be organizers in Honduras who will share how they are responding to state violence and what international observers can do to help.