TEGUCIGALPA — It’s been a great week here in Honduras learning some more about the choice that Hondurans face on November 24, and the contextual background of Honduran history, culture and policy — and how it intersects with US policy, both present and past.
But with a lull in interviews this afternoon, I have a little time to share some photos from the campaign.
From Roatán island, the largest of the Bay Islands off the north coast of Honduras, comes this small shop, with some variety of piñatas — the two at the foreground are for the conservative Partido Nacional (PN, National Party), whose presidential candidate is Juan Orlando Hernández, the current president of the Honduran National Congress; and for the leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación (LIBRE, Liberty and Refoundation Party). which supports Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the spouse of former president Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted from power in a June 2009 coup. Polls show that the presidential race has turned into a dead heat between Juan Orlando and Xiomara.
On Sunday afternoon, all three major parties were out in full force. Here are some young National Party activists driving through the streets of Valle de Ángeles, an old mining town just north of Tegucigalpa.