Weekly InSight: Honduras Electoral Chaos and Organized Crime

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In our November 30 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about the potential crime and security impacts of a hotly contested election in Honduras.

Silva and LaSusa discussed the current tensions in Honduras that have been simmering since the November 26 election. Four days later, neither candidate has been able to claim victory, while election authorities continue counting votes amid allegations of fraud.

As Silva and LaSusa note, whatever the outcome, the eventual victor will likely lean on heavy-handed security policies to boost their political capital. And they will certainly have to operate in a political environment shaped in large part by deep and longstanding ties between Honduran elites and organized criminal elements.

Watch the full conversation below:

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