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Honduras: chaos continues as police revolt

Honduran police refuse to enforce curfew as election result remains undeclared.


In this video, posted on 1 December Gregory Wilpert of Real News interviews Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington to analyse the Honduran elections. Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission has still not declared the official results. After massive protests in Tegucigalpa and other cities by supporters of the opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, the government of President Orlando Hernandez declared a 10-day curfew and suspended constitutional rights. After further clashes on the streets, according to the BBC an important contingent of the elite Cobra police has retired to barracks, defying presidential orders to enforce the curfew. According to The Guardian, all police followed them. Observers from the OAS have stated that the scale of irregularities means that they cannot be certain of the result.

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