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Honduras: U.S.-Backed President Hernández Inaugurated Amid Massive Protests

HeadlineJan 29, 2018

In Honduras, U.S.-backed President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term on Saturday amid massive protests denouncing widespread alleged voter fraud in the November 26 election. This is Mario Almendarez, one of the protesters.

Mario Almendarez: “Facing the army and Juan Orlando’s murderous police, facing the narco-dictatorship that is being installed in our country, also protesting for the 39 dead comrades who were murdered for the simple act of protesting, for demanding the right to vote—which we went and cast our vote, and we worked and defeated the narco-dictator, who had all the state’s money, yet we defeated him, and he is taking power by relying on the armed forces and the police.”

The Honduran military has killed dozens of protesters since the contested election on November 26.

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