Honduras. On January 27, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, winner of the 2009 presidential election, was sworn in as Honduras new president. One of his first measures was to issue a general amnesty for all those involved in the military coup on June 28, 2009, when the incumbent President Manuel Zelaya was ousted, which has already been approved by Congress where Lobo Sosa’s party Partido Nacional dominates. At the same time, the Supreme Court freed the military’s command of suspicion of illegal acts in connection with the coup. Zelaya himself, who had been at the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa since the coup, was let out of the country to the Dominican Republic in connection with the presidential installation.
However, in order to accommodate international opinion and, in particular, for Honduras to be re-admitted to the US-based OAS, a Truth Commission was appointed in May to investigate the course of events, and in October, President Zelaya and his party were invited to participate. that a constituent assembly be convened to review the constitution of the country. The political opposition immediately set up a parallel truth commission.
According to COUNTRYAAH, Honduras has a population of 9.588 million (2018). Crime continued to rise, and in October 79 homicides per 100,000 residents were recorded during the year in Honduras, which already had the highest homicide rate in the region.