Honduran security forces battle protesters as election chaos lingers

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 20 : Honduran soldiers and police clashed with protesters blocking roads across the Central American country on Saturday, as discontent continues to fester nearly two months after a disputed presidential election. Security forces launched tear gas against rock-throwing supporters of the center-left Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship and tried to […]

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America -USGS

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 10 : An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east, but no damage […]

Honduras tribunal says incumbent Hernandez won election

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 18 : The electoral tribunal of Honduras on Sunday declared incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez as the official winner of the Nov. 26 presidential vote, saying it had resolved all of the challenges presented to the disputed process. Hernandez beat center-left Salvador Nasralla, a TV star, by 1.53 percentage points, […]

Honduras election tribunal says to hold partial re-count in presidential vote

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 8 : Honduras’ election tribunal will re-count 4,753 ballot boxes that have cast a shadow on the results of the country’s presidential election, the tribunal chief said on Thursday, bowing to a demand by the Organization of American States (OAS). Nearly two weeks since Honduras’ Nov. 26 presidential election, the […]

OAS may request new Honduras election to correct ‘irregularities’

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 7 : The Organization of American States (OAS) said on Wednesday it may call for new Honduran elections if any “irregularities” undermine the credibility of results in last month’s disputed vote that has sparked a crisis in the Central American nation. In a statement, the OAS also called for an […]

Honduras opposition proposes election recount or run-off

By Lizbeth Diaz and Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 6 : The Honduran opposition battling President Juan Orlando Hernandez over a disputed presidential election proposed on Tuesday that a run-off be held if authorities would not recount the entire vote. TV star Salvador Nasralla, who claimed victory in the Nov. 26 election after early results put […]