People in Copan, Honduras. Editorial credit: milosk50 /


Institutional weakness, corruption, violence, and impunity undermine the overall stability of Honduras. Journalists, political activists, and women are often the victims of violence, and perpetrators are rarely brought to justice. Honduras holds regular elections; while the 2017 presidential poll prompted concerns over irregularities, the 2021 elections—which ushered in Honduras’s first female president—were more transparent. However, that year’s executive and legislative elections were marred by unprecedented violence.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Honduras Country Report

Honduras is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.