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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 privateContinue reading “Statization of the Electricity Market in Honduras”

It Wasn’t A ‘Coup’

Published originally on 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. HereContinue reading “It Wasn’t A ‘Coup’”

Why Honduras’s Judiciary Is Its Most Dangerous Branch

Originally published on June 25, 2015 at the New York Times. Republished for educational purposes as a very relevant constitutional analysis for the understanding of abuse of political power in the Honduran republic. By Brian Sheppard and David Landau In April, Honduras’s Supreme Court invalidated the country’s rigid presidential term limit — and drastically undermined its Constitution. TheContinue reading “Why Honduras’s Judiciary Is Its Most Dangerous Branch”

Dear Mr. President, Security Does Not Create Development

Originally published on April 9th, 2019 at the Mises Institute’s Mises Wire. Recently, Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez met with the board of directors of the association of Honduran municipalities (AMHON). In this meeting, AMHON expressed support towards the President’s request to congress to increase the number of police and military units fighting gang violenceContinue reading “Dear Mr. President, Security Does Not Create Development”

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