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.
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.
News & Perspectives on Honduras
Honduras: Letter Calls on US to Press for Accountability in Cáceres Murder
March 5, 2021
Honduras: Anticorruption Mission’s Mandate Should Be Renewed
January 7, 2020
Honduras: International Experts Should Oversee Presidential Recount
December 4, 2017
Honduras: Human Rights Ministry Could Help Prevent Abuses
May 25, 2017
Honduras Should Protect Activist Gustavo Castro Soto, Allow His Return to Mexico
March 13, 2016
Honduras: Human Rights Leader Murdered in Her Home
March 2, 2016