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Crisis in Honduras Amid Election Fraud Allegations, Protests

Millions of Hondurans headed to the polls on Nov. 26 to elect a president and 128 members of the National Congress.

While preliminary results showed left-of-center candidate Salvador Nasralla of the Opposition Alliance well ahead of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez with some 70 percent of ballots counted, the country's electoral tribunal showed final results giving Hernandez the victory - over a week after the vote.

Since then, the country has been paralyzed by protests and the opposition parties have demanded a vote recount of all ballots.

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Protests as Opposition Alleges Election Fraud

Members of Honduran Police Refuse to 'Repress the People'
Members of the Honduran National Police force, including two of its special military trained forces, the Cobras and Tigres, announced they would be on the streets to “protect not repress the Honduran people.”
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Nasralla Asks International Court to Review 18,000 Ballots
The candidate of the Opposition Alliance, Salvador Nasralla, requested that an international court revise the 18,103 ballot sheets from the election after considering that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Honduras lost legitimacy.
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Overview of 2017 Elections

How Berta Caceres’ Daughter Is Carrying Out Her Mother’s Legacy
teleSUR speaks to Olivia Zuñiga Caceres about her 2017 National Congress election bid representing the poor and heavily-Indigenous Intibuca department.
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Presidential Hopeful Nasralla Says He'll Create ‘Berta Caceres Day’ If Elected
Berta Caceres was a lifelong human rights and environmental activist who represented the Indigenous Lenca people.
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Liberal Party Activist Murdered Ahead of Honduras Elections

The crime is part of a series of attacks against political leaders in the country.
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Who’s Who in Honduras’ General Elections

TeleSUR takes a look at the top three candidates in the upcoming presidential election.
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Why Few US Immigrants Are Able to Vote

The vast majority of the one million Hondurans in the United States are undocumented and fear arrest or deportation by registering their addresses.
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Women Activists Demand Equality, Inclusion

Their main criticism is that they don't occupy first positions in ballot papers, despite reaching high positions.
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Honduras Expels Venezuela's Los Guaraguao Citing Alleged Immigration Irregularities

The Venezuelan musical group was traveling to the Central American country to close off the leftist Opposition Alliance's campaign.
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‘The Right Wing Is Finished’: Honduran Activist on Elections
Three opposition political parties in Honduras have formed an alliance to defeat the incumbent right-wing party in the country's November election.
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Legacy of Violence and Resistance

How Corruption and Violence Overshadow the 2017 Honduras Elections
Elections in Honduras are taking place as the Central American country experiences some of the highest rates of crime, corruption, violence and impunity. These circumstances, however, have also garnered some of the highest levels of resistance and electoral participation from the left.
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3 Political Activists Killed Within 24 Hours in Honduras
Violence in Honduras is surging as general elections are just days away.
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Honduras Marks 8 Years Since US-Backed Coup Against Zelaya

Democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya was forcefully removed from power on June 28, 2009.
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Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

TeleSUR speaks to Montserrat, daughter of slain Honduran campesina activist Margarita Murillo.
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Honduran Resistance, LGBT Liberation Are One Struggle: Activist

TeleSUR speaks to Honduran LGBT activist Erick Vidal Martinez Salgado, who is one of many social leaders organizing protests commemorating the 2009 military coup.
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The Revolutionary Anti-Capitalism of Honduras’ Berta Caceres

The Venezuelan musical group was traveling to the Central American country to close off the leftist Opposition Alliance's campaign.
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