Washington, DC - Has the State Department certified Honduras per the 2016 Appropriations Act?

On September 30, 2016, the Department of State certified to the U.S. Congress that Honduras has taken effective steps to meet the criteria specified in the Fiscal Year 2016 appropriation legislation. Still, serious challenges remain that require sustained effort and political will by the Honduran government. Impunity and corruption pose significant challenges to the country’s institutions. But to date, the Honduran government has demonstrated the political will necessary to tackle the country’s security and developmental challenges