Já devem estar fartos deste assunto, mas...

Mais uma quantas notícias sobre a situação nas Honduras (onde parece estar a haver violência nas últimas horas, já com pelo menos um morto).

Honduras election: protesters clash with police as opposition cries foul, por Nina Lakhami e Heather Gies (The Guardian):
Honduras is teetering on the brink of its worst political crisis since the 2009 military coup after the beleaguered electoral commission failed for the fourth day to declare a winner in the presidential race amid mounting irregularities and allegations of vote rigging.

The incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, a rightwing autocrat representing the National party, is accused of illegally meddling in the Sunday’s election in an attempt to hold on to power and deny victory to the opposition Alliance leader Salvador Nasralla.
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Protesters and police clashed near the vote counting centre (Infop) in Tegucigalpa on Thursday night as frustration at the unprecedented delays spilled out on to the streets of the capital. At least one man was reported dead and several others injured after police hurled tear gas and charged the demonstrators who burned tyres and threw rocks.
La crisis sale a las calles de Tegucigalpa, por Carlos Dada (El Faro, jornal de El Salvador):
Ante la poca transparencia del proceso y el silencio de los observadores de la OEA y la Unión Europea, el candidato opositor, Salvador Nasralla, opta por la calle “para evitar el fraude”. En el TSE, el procesamiento de actas ya le da la ventaja por un punto a Juan Orlando Hernández, que busca la reelección.

Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS. Miles de manifestantes se reunieron la noche del miércoles frente al Instituto de Formación Profesional de Tegucigalpa, hoy convertido en un fortín donde se reciben y custodian las boletas electorales. No eran todos, necesariamente, seguidores del candidato opositor Salvador Nasralla. Lo que los unía era el rechazo a las intentonas de reelección del presidente Juan Orlando Hernández y lo que para todos ellos es un fraude electoral.
A U.S. Ally Says He Won Honduras’s Presidential Election. Hondurans Aren’t So Sure, por Jonathan Blitzer (The New Yorker):
By 2 o’clock on Monday morning, the day after national elections were held in Honduras, two Presidential candidates had declared victory. One was the heavily favored incumbent, Juan Orlando Hernández. The other was Salvador Nasralla, a former sportscaster and political neophyte who spoke, as one journalist put it, with “the cadence of the game-show host he once was.” The results were partial but striking: with fifty-seven per cent of the vote tallied, Nasralla had a five-point lead. Blindsided but undeterred, Hernández assembled a small group of anxious supporters in Tegucigalpa, the capital, to insist that he was winning. But, as he spoke, the chief magistrate of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal—the four-person body that certifies the results—who had remained curiously silent for hours after the voting ended, announced numbers that contradicted the President. The chief magistrate added, however, that it was too early to call the election. (The Electoral Tribunal is aligned with Hernández’s party, the Partido Nacional, which controlled the vote counts at individual polling places, per an election law that party members had recently modified in Congress.)


A few hours later, the tribunal provided an update: there were 2.4 million ballots that still needed to be counted. The chief magistrate alluded to a technical problem, but didn’t elaborate. The military was bringing the ballots in question to the capital in trucks. “It is hoped that they arrive in the next few hours,” he said. If all went according to plan, the results would be announced on Thursday.

That explanation made little sense, according to Ramón Jáuregui, an election observer from Spain, who was in Honduras as part of a European delegation to monitor the vote. “The tribunal’s delay in providing definitive results of the Presidential race is a huge source of concern,” he said in a statement. “There is no technical reason that explains the delay, because the tallies from all eighteen thousand polling places were transmitted electronically to the Electoral Tribunal on the day of the election.” Hernández, in the meantime, has been claiming that the outstanding ballots, which are from remote areas across the country, are overwhelmingly for him. “The rural vote has given us the win,” he told the local press. Hondurans were getting nervous. “We are facing a momentous crisis because Juan Orlando does not want to accept defeat,” Hugo Noé Pino, a prominent economist, told the news outlet El Faro. “In no other election have we faced a situation like the one we’re facing now.”

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