BY ISN STAFF | December 5, 2017
Amid a political crisis surrounding the recent presidential election in Honduras, the Jesuit’s Central American Province has called for “transparency,” “respect for the popular will,” and peace in a statement issued this past week. The statement affirms the Honduran people and their efforts to seek democratic change through peaceful elections and public demonstrations and denounces the Honduran government for not respecting the rights of its citizens. The statement also affirms the work of two Jesuit human rights ministries in Honduras, Radio Progreso and the Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación.
Recent Articles about the situation in Honduras:
Huge Protests in Honduras as Contested Vote Crisis Escalates – The New York Times, 17.12.03
Human rights groups denounce Honduras curfew – Los Angeles Times, 17.12.02
Honduras police revolt amid tension over election – BBC, 17.12.05
The full statement, signed by Fr. Rolando Alvarado López, S.J., provincial of the Central American Province and Fr. Francisco Iznardo Almiñana, S.J., the social apostolate coordinator, can be found below, translated into English from its original Spanish publication: