In an unprecedented election marred by the incompetence of Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the country now has two self-proclaimed presidents with the center-left candidate unofficially in the lead.
While this Sunday’s presidential elections are a test of President Hernández’ controversial re-election, the legislative elections will likely reveal the splintering of Honduras’ one-time bi-party system.
Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, reshuffled his cabinet after the opposition-controlled Congress passed a vote of no confidence. Meanwhile, Odebrecht-related corruption scandals continue to bloom in the country.
In short order the Guatemalan Congress passed a series of laws to protect criminals, including the president and his family. While some political leaders are having second thoughts, the U.S. is considering sanctions.
As President Morales and the political class join forces to undermine investigators and the judicial processes currently underway, the role of citizens will prove crucial in tilting the balance in favor of justice and the continued fight against impunity.