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Weekly Report - 18 January 2018 (WR-18-02)

HONDURAS: Hernández urges talks as violence flares up

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández appealed to the political opposition this week to engage in “a sincere and elevated dialogue”. Hernández extended the invitation not just to Salvador Nasralla, his rival from the Alianza de Oposición contra la Dictadura, who claims he was denied victory in November’s elections by electoral fraud, but also Luis Zelaya, the candidate of the Partido Liberal, and former president Manuel Zelaya (2006-2009), Nasralla’s campaign coordinator who led a peaceful protest in Tegucigalpa days earlier which ended in violence.

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