As many of you may know, the country of Honduras has been experiencing political and social unrest these past few weeks, as the presidential election was widely and vigorously contested by citizens.
As of now, the town of Gracias has stayed safe during the elections. There have been protests and riots in other major cities in Honduras, but Gracias has remained relatively secure and calm. Our students, family, OFH mentors, and staff at Minerva have all stayed safe during this transition. We practice safety by walking in groups, keeping alert, and hosting outdoor activities only during daylight hours.
We continue to pray for peace and safety in Honduras, and we encourage everyone to learn more about the situation. Consider reading the following news reports:
- In Honduras, Protests Erupt in Wake of Presidential Election Results (NPR – Dec. 18)
- The Election Fraud in Honduras Follows Decades of Corruption Funded by the U.S. War on Drugs (he Intercept – Dec. 23)
- U.S. Backs Honduras President’s Victory in Disputed Election (New York Times – Dec. 22)
- Democracy ‘lost’: Rights groups warn of more violence in Honduras as US recognizes president (ABC News – Dec. 22)