Yosi McIntire, Peace Secretary
Photo: In November 2021, US Servas Peace Secretary, Yosi McIntire, travelled to Honduras as an international poll watcher.
I thought I might probably be witness to yet another example of electoral fraud by a psychopathic narco-politician who simply had no interest in giving up power. In violation of the Honduran constitution, the incumbent had already run twice. Notwithstanding the fact that it was clear that the corruption was feeding the US cocaine market, and that the violence and misery within Honduras was the source-cause of asylum seekers escaping to the US southern border. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2021 Hondurans represented the largest nationality crossing the southern U.S. border asking for asylum—more than 200 families a day. Despite the statistics, which showed that the opposition had an overwhelming majority, there was a very real concern that the dictator would be replaced by his strongman, the mayor of Tegucigalpa. The dictator lost. Democracy reigned and Xiomara Castro was elected to the top office of the land. A process that was a privilege to witness.