Add comment on:Fraud in Honduran Elections − An Eyewitness Account
As an election observer in Honduras, it is painful and disappointing to hear the U.S. ambassador make a statement on election night praising the transparency and fairness of the election process in Honduras. In the days before the November 24 election, I was part of a delegation that visited different communities in struggle for social justice. There we heard accounts of intimidation and vote buying in attempts to coerce the people to vote for the right-wing presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez. For example, community members explained to us how they have been told that they will no longer receive the small welfare payments that many poor Hondurans receive if their community votes the wrong way.