Elections and Social Movements in Honduras in the Central American Context

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Eugenio Sosa
Cecilia Menjívar
Paul Almeida


This article explains the main drivers of the historic 2021 elections in Honduras that brought to executive power to Xiomara Castro. In particular, special attention is given to the protest campaigns against perceived electoral fraud in 2017 and the massive mobilizations against health care and education privatization in 2019. The LIBRE party successfully used from protest campaigns to get out the vote (GOTV) for the 2021 elections. These processes occurred in the context of growing authoritarianism and repression in neighbouring Central American states. Such obstacles remain in Honduras and the region, as observed in the struggle for women’s rights.

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Sosa, Eugenio, Cecilia Menjívar, y Paul Almeida. 2022. «Elections and Social Movements in Honduras in the Central American Context». Revista Mexicana De Política Exterior, n.º 122 (abril):43-61. https://revistadigital.sre.gob.mx/index.php/rmpe/article/view/2531.

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