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Honduras: 1 Killed in Nationwide Protests Against Hernández’s Re-election

HeadlineJan 22, 2018

In Honduras, protesters staged another round of nationwide demonstrations Saturday against alleged widespread voter fraud in the re-election of incumbent, U.S.-backed President Juan Orlando Hernández. Demonstrators blockaded dozens of roads and highways nationwide. The Honduran military has killed at least a dozen protesters since the demonstrations erupted after the November 26 election, including a 60-year-old man, who was killed at a blockade on Saturday. This is opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla.

Salvador Nasralla: “We’re going to continue protesting throughout this entire week, but logic tells us it’s going to be difficult, because people don’t have enough to eat, and then you add in that the regime is killing people, like the man they killed yesterday in Sabá, and all the people they’ve beaten up. All of that is now in the hands of the United Nations and the human rights organizations. That said, I’m not convinced that these organizations have the capacity or the combativeness needed to resolve this. I’m getting the impression—and I hope I’m wrong about this—that these international organizations are primarily decorations and that they’re scared, because they’re funded by the United States.”

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