Villeda to be Honored

Tomorrow, COHA (Council on Hemispheric Affairs) will publish Research Associate, Mylene Bruneau’s analysis of the accomplishments which made former Honduran President Ramón Villeda Morales a revered figure in his native country. Bruneau will look into Villeda Morales’ attempts to liberalize Honduran society from 1957-1963, in a process which is still known today as villedismoi, having inherited a country which was seriously politically and socially impaired.

Bruneau will examine the legacy that Villeda Morales left the Honduran people with his exemplary devotion to public service. As the first Honduran president willing to enact desperately needed reforms, Morales introduced pro-labor legislation, land reforms, and social security programs, as well as improved the country’s democratic institutions. In doing so, he left an indelible mark on Honduran history, and deserves to be held up as a true hero of Latin American politics.

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