"Promoting democracy, individual liberty, free markets, trade and the rule of law in Latin America is in America's national interest. This weekend's primary election in Honduras is an important event in the practice of internal party democracy and we're pleased to have the opportunity to observe, learn and report on events surrounding it," said former California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring, who is leading the American team. Nehring served as the national campaign spokesman in the Presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz in 2016.
From California, former Contra Costa County Republican Chair Nyna Armstrong and former Inyo County Republican Chairman Thaddeus Taylor will join former Ohio Republican Chairman Mike DeWine to round out the four person team.
"While governments in Cuba and Venezuela continue to suppress economic and political freedoms, elections in Honduras provide its people with the opportunity to have their voices heard," added Nehring.
The four Americans will join 17 leaders from center-right parties of Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, and Argentina in the observation mission, which is organized by the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Foundation) and the Partido Nacional de Honduras.
"This mission also provides us with a great opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with leaders of other center-right parties from throughout Latin America. We share a common commitment to democracy, individual liberty and economic freedoms," said Nehring.
The election observation team will receive briefings on political developments throughout Latin America, meet with government officials and candidates, observe the casting of ballots and vote tallying in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, and report on their observations during the mission, which runs from Friday, March 10 through Monday March 13. Primary election day is Sunday, March 12.
Follow the election observation mission on Twitter at @RonNehring.