Former presidential opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla announced on Sunday, April 15, that the Opposition Alliance would call for renewed protests against the government of President Juan Orlando Hernández in the coming weeks and months. While specific dates have not yet been announced, a significant security presence can be expected in the vicinity of any demonstration along with a high risk of clashes between protesters and security personnel.
The Opposition Alliance organized nationwide protests to denounce the results of the November 2017 presidential election in the weeks leading up to the controversial January 27 reinauguration of incumbent President Hernández. However, protests have generally subsided in the months since amid political pressure and security concerns.
Visitors to the country should note that political activism by foreign nationals is prohibited under Honduran law. Foreigners who take part in demonstrations or other political activities risk detention and or/deportation.
Individuals in Honduras are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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