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. While Honduras holds regular elections, irregularities surrounding the 2017 presidential poll prompted election monitors to call the result into question.

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Freedom in the World — Honduras Country Report

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