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  • Migrants from Honduras, part of a new caravan from Central America trying to reach the United States.

    Migrants from Honduras, part of a new caravan from Central America trying to reach the United States. | Photo: Reuters

Published 17 January 2019

"While the country is "dry grass" and these conditions are maintained, anyone will light a spark to create this phenomenon of exoduses because the country's situation is complicated," said the president of an opposition party in Honduras, Luis Zelaya.

According to Luis Zelaya, the number of Hondurans leaving the country can be explained by the poor living conditions in the country, a consequence of the "illegitimate government of Juan Hernandez."

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The president of the Honduran Liberal Party, the country's main opposition party, Luis Zelaya stated to Aristegui Noticias that the elections of 2017 left an illegitimate government, led by Juan Orlando Hernandez, that is linked to drug trafficking, which has led to "Between 300 and 400 Hondurans leave the country daily."

"While the country is "dry grass" and these conditions are maintained, anyone will light a spark to create this phenomenon of exoduses because the country's situation is complicated," said the president of an opposition party in Honduras, Luis Zelaya.

New migrant caravans leave Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala regularly, with thousands of Central American people in at least 3 caravans during October alone. For Zelaya, the cause of these migratory phenomena is the desperation of people due to lack of opportunities, the insecurity, a health system that has collapsed and the illegitimacy of the government. "The conditions are not only maintained they have gotten worse."

"We have a government that is linked to drug trafficking," he said while remembering that the brother of Juan Orlando Hernandez, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Miami for drugs and arms trafficking for the last 14 years, according to Zelaya.

"This is a weak government, wobbly but with the support of a business sector, which generates hopelessness for the future of people who seek other opportunities," he said. Adding that people look for opportunities wherever because "here (in Honduras) they don't have them."

The Honduran Liberal Party, which is part of the main opposition in the country, will demand the ousting of President Hernandez before he passes his first year in power.  "He is the main person to break the Honduran family and, with him in power, there will hardly be stability and peace; the conditions of the country are going to deteriorate, affecting these caravans and these mass exoduses ", Zelaya explained.

Adding that the party is "going to take actions through citizen convergence against the dictatorship before the first year of this illegitimate government of Juan Hernandez and we are going towards with those actions depends on Juan Hernández leaving power."

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