Weekly Report - 08 September 2022 (WR-22-36)

HONDURAS: Castro under pressure over key pledge

This week local civil-society group, the national anti-corruption council (CNA) and joint regional anti-corruption initiative, Centro contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad en el Norte de Centroamérica (CCINOC), called on the leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre) government led by President Xiomara Castro to make good on key anti-corruption pledges such as establishing a new international commission against corruption and impunity in Honduras (CICIH) and transparency relating to the election of the new supreme court (CSJ). These demands suggest that, despite some victories – not least the extradition to the US of Castro’s predecessor, Juan Orlando Hernández (2014-2022), to face drug and weapons-related charges in April [WR-22-17], her government remains under pressure to deliver on what was essentially an election-winning promise.

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