Perception Of Impunity, Poor Living Standards Bolster Political Risks In Honduras

  • Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández’s association with criminal activity will ensure that political tensions remain high over the coming quarters.
  • Although demonstrations have ebbed since violent nationwide protests broke out in April 2019, persistent poverty and high levels of violent crime underpin risks to social stability.
  • Fitch has revised down Honduras’ score in its Short-Term Political Risk Index to 41.7 out of 100.0, from 42.9 previously, as widespread dissatisfaction with the political elite increases the risk of significant policy change following the 2021 election.

(Source: Fitch)