Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Agence France Presse to share his thoughts on the upcoming election in Honduras. In this interview he explains how the people in Honduras desperately desire change and seek a candidate that can address their most pressing challenges with corruption, poverty, unemployment, and criminality.
COMMENTS OF MICHAEL SHIFTER:
“After a dozen years of National Party rule marked by widespread corruption and criminality, most Hondurans are unhappy with the status quo and seem to be looking for change.”
“But the National Party machine should not be underestimated, and many powerful interests can be expected to do what they can to block Castro from taking the reins of the country.”
“The (Joe) Biden administration is pressing for a clean and fair vote … The US wants to avoid a replay of 2017.”