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Honduras: Protesters Denounce “Election Fraud” Amid Stalled Returns

HeadlineDec 04, 2017

In Honduras, thousands of protesters poured into the streets Sunday to denounce alleged election fraud and to support opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla.

Maria Martinez: “Here we have the people defending our sovereignty, defending our vote, defending the rights of the people. If we do not defend our rights, then there will be no one here to defend us.”

At least three people were killed as Honduran security forces opened fire on the protests. Among the victims is 19-year-old Kimberly Fonseca, who was shot in the head as soldiers opened fire on a blockade erected in the capital, Tegucigalpa, on Friday night. The protesters charge the country’s electoral commission—which is controlled by U.S.-backed incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernández—with rigging the vote count and delaying its announcement of the outcome of the November 26th election. We’ll have more on the crisis in Honduras later in the broadcast.

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