Nineteenth-Century Elections in Honduras Examined at LAC

The development of electoral institutions and practices in Honduras, 1824-1894, was the topic of Dr. Ethel García at the Oxford Latin American History Seminar, held at the LAC on 27 November.  Dr. García gave an overview of the subject, looking first at the evolution of the suffrage and then at the main political developments through the century.  She emphasized on the restrictive path of the suffrage in Honduras, from its wider origins based on the Cádiz constitution.  Based at the Universidad de Costa Rica, Dr. García is a Visiting Fellow at the LAC during Michaelmas Term, when she has been working on a project on the history of nineteenth-century elections in Honduras, an area of research that has hitherto received little scholarly attention.