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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:28 PM

Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

Source: Associated Press


Christopher Sherman, Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
 Updated 12:51 pm, Thursday, December 7, 2017


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Amid a deepening electoral crisis in Honduras, the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday certified the country's progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption.

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Troops and police units, some trained by U.S. forces, are patrolling the streets of the capital and have been accused of killing and wounding demonstrators after Hernandez declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew and suspended some constitutional rights to tamp down pro-opposition protesters.
 
If accepted by U.S. congressional appropriations committees, the certifications by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would ensure that Honduras receives millions of dollars in U.S. funds that are conditional on progress in human rights and corruption.

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"We were really surprised that in the middle of this crisis the State Department comes out with this kind of statement when the government of Honduras is not meeting the conditions," said Carlos Sierra, a security and human rights investigator with the Center for Investigation and Promotion of Human Rights in Honduras. "It came right in this institutional and political crisis."    




Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Trump-administration-praises-Honduras-amid-12413250.php

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:41 PM

1. Trump wants a dictator and corruption in every single country. nt

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:42 PM

2. The POS wants to make me

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:59 PM

3. In Honduras, a tense time as elections put democracy through the test


There is growing recognition that democracy is not working well following irregularities and possible fraud in the recent elections.
by María Martin / Dec.07.2017 / 1:33 PM ET

ANTIGUA, Guatemala — This Sunday, it will be two weeks since Hondurans went to the polls to elect a president, all members of Congress, and almost 300 mayors in the impoverished Central American country with among the world's highest rates of murder, violence and corruption.

Still, there is neither a declared winner nor official results in that election, the eighth since the country returned to civilian rule 25 years ago.

Instead, there are protests, turmoil and a growing international recognition that democracy is not working well in Honduras and that this election was fraught with irregularities and possible fraud, according to press accounts and international observer groups including those representing the European Union and the Organization of American States.

“Hondurans are full of rage and grief,” said Honduras expert and history professor Dana Frank of the University of California at Santa Cruz. “Was it too much to ask that democracy be allowed to work in Honduras and that the Honduran people have a free and fair election?”

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/honduras-tense-time-elections-put-democracy-through-test-n827426

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