On Sunday the Honduran electoral commission declared current President Juan Orlando Hernández the victor of the November 26 election. However, the Organization of American States called for a new election, arguing that the vote was so riddled with irregularities that it was impossible to be sure of a winner. Radio Progreso made a similar call in a public proposal issued later in the day on Sunday.
Radio Progreso has been providing an insider’s view to the protests and response by the government via live video on their Facebook page and updates on their special election site since the election results were originally contested in late November.
The statement, originally published in Spanish be found below. Translation was provided by Friends of Fe y Alegria in the United States. You can take action to call on the U.S. government to support steps toward peace and justice in Honduras here.