Hondurans will choose between competing strategies for lowering the world’s highest murder rate this weekend in presidential elections that include the wife of Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 coup, rejected official election results showing his wife, Xiomara Castro, losing the presidential vote with more than half the precincts reporting.
The Organization of American States may vote to restore Honduras next month as a member of the regional group after the Central American nation agreed to ensure the safe return of former President Manuel Zelaya .
Manuel Zelaya , whose ouster as president almost two years ago led to Honduras’s expulsion from the Organization of American States , returned home from exile today in a move that may allow for the country’s reinstatement into the regional group.
Juan Orlando Hernandez, a lawyer and former head of Congress, is leading the presidential election in Honduras over the wife of ousted former President Manuel Zelaya, with both candidates claiming victory.
Honduran President Porfirio Lobo signed an accord today that will allow for the return of ousted ex-president Manuel Zelaya from exile and open the way for the nation to rejoin the Organization of American States.
Honduras is overcoming investor fears of drug violence and needs to rein in a widening budget deficit to sustain economic growth four years after a coup, central bank President Maria Elena Mondragon said.