Central America Freedom Institute

Our mission is to improve the environment for doing business in Central America by strengthening the rule of law, liberal democracy, and free market capitalism through public policy research and strategic litigation initiatives.

The latest from Central America’s struggle for freedom!

Statization of the Electricity Market in Honduras

Socialist Government Reverts Liberalization and Reinstates a 65-year-old Monopoly in the Energy Sector Jason “Jay” Garrick, Investment Climate Analyst,Central America Freedom Institute The recently elected government of Honduras, led by President Xiomara Castro de Zelaya of the socialist LIBRE Party, has reinstated a now 65-year-old State monopoly in the electric industry, eliminating a nascent private…

It Wasn’t A ‘Coup’

Published originally on Forbes.com What happened in Honduras on June 28 was not a military coup. It was the constitutional removal of a president who abused his powers and tried to subvert the country’s democratic institutions in order to stay in office. The extent to which this episode has been misreported is truly remarkable. Here…

Honduras And Constitutional Democracy

Originally published on July 9th, 2009 at the New Republic. David Fontana is associate professor of law at George Washington University. Here in the United States, the removal of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras has prompted disparate reactions from the political right and political left.Conservatives (fearing the influence of Hugo Chavez and his authoritarian brand…

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