Mauricio Villeda Bermudez a staunch liberal candidate leader of his party in Honduras, Central America. Villeda is a lawyer by profession and, he is also the son of the late former President Ramon Villeda Morales. Candiate Villeda has now begun to gather supporters in order to advance on political opponents. Juan Orlando Hernandez, ruling party candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Honduras.
Villeda is apparently leaving nothing to chance and wants to start appealing to the 4.5 % of the Miami population (some 362,470 residents) made up of Honduran nationals. His campaign is projecting a few fundraisers with recorded salutations of Villeda as the main attraction. Even though Villeda’s campaign realizes the value of recruiting support from individuals and businesses in Florida, due to the heat of the campaign and relatively short time left for the elections (November 24, 2013), the candidate himself will probably only make it to Florida once in mid June or early July.
In charge of his Villeda’s Florida portion of his campaign is former BSO officer and 11th Circuit Court Bailiff , Joshua Estevez. Estevez is in the process of preparing to stage these P.R. and fundraising efforts and, has been recruiting volunteers for the different support positions required of the task at hand. “We are seeking the support of the local Honduran community as well as that of business men and entrepreneurs that realize the extreme potential for development and progress in a country such as Honduras” Particularly with a wise and courageous man dedicated to the good of the people at the helm” said Estevez.
The Liberal Party of Honduras (Spanish: Partido Liberal de Honduras) is a center-right liberal political party founded in 1891. The party is a member of the International Liberal Party. The PLH (it’s hispanic language acronym) is identified with the color red and white, as the flag Francisco Morazan (the country’s “Caudillo” of it’s independence) used in most of his military campaigns during time of the Central American Federal Republic.
At the 2009 elections, the first since the 2009 Honduran coup d’état which removed Manuel Zelaya from power, the Liberal Party was heavily defeated by the National Party candidate for president, Porfirio Lobo Sosa winning the presidency with, according to the Electoral Tribunal, over 1,212,846 votes and 56.56% of the national total of valid votes (in all participation as acknowledged by the tribunal was of 41%) compared with 816,874 votes and 38.1% of the national total for Elvin Santos who was the Liberal candidate, and in the elections to the National Congress of Honduras the Liberal Party of Honduras won 45 seats from its previous 61, out of 128 seats in total. The elections were held under a tense political atmosphere without the accustomed OAS observers and under a civil rights restriction decree, with the elected president Zelaya under military siege in the Brazilian embassy at Tegucigalpa. Sectors opposed to the 2009 coup claim the participation was much less than reported by the authorities, but this claim has not been verified.
Honduras is approximately 1000 miles southwest of Miami and has a mainly mountainous area of 48,200 square miles. To the North it has a large coastal line with the Caribbean sea and to the South it enjoys a small access to the Pacific.Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, got its tongue twisting name from the ancient Nahuatl language, and translated means “silver mountain” In effect, Tegucigalpa came to being during colonial times as a mining center. “Tegus” as its inhabitants affectionately call it, is a mix of an old colonial city that has turned into the modern capital of Honduras.