Protests snaking through city streets, nighttime curfews, a raucous political battle over a president’s re-election: Honduras has been seized by a crisis since a disputed vote last month.

Antigovernment protesters, angry over the disputed presidential election, blocked a road on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, last week. Credit Moises Castillo/Associated Press

The country has lived through a version of this turmoil before. But both in 2009 and now, the return of stability in Honduras is important to the United States, which seeks a president there who can be counted on to support American policies to stem the flow of drugs and migrants from reaching the Texas border. The question is whether the United States is willing to overlook a possibly fraudulent election to ensure that outcome.

Both in 2009 and now, the return of stability in Honduras is important to the United States, which seeks a president there who can be counted on to support American policies to stem the flow of drugs and migrants from reaching the Texas border.

The question is whether the United States is willing to overlook a possibly fraudulent election to ensure that outcome.

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