Hondurans Hold Mass Protests ‘Until the Corrupt Are Removed’

from TeleSUR

“The people won’t stand for this dictatorship,” said former Opposition Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla.

Despite heavy rains, an estimated 80,000 Honduran opposition supporters marched in San Pedro Sula on Saturday to protest what they call a “fradulent” presidential election.

Surrounded by his supporters, former presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Salvador Nasralla told the crowds, “The people want Salvador Nasralla as the President of Honduras.”

“The people won’t stand for this dictatorship,” he said, adding, “we won’t stop until we’ve removed the corrupt from power.”

Nasralla does not recognize the results of the Nov. 26 Honduran presidential election, which was riddled with accusations of fraud and corruption. He maintains that he won the polls, but would be willing to repeat them…

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Neoliberal News of the Day Episode 2 Dec. 18, 2017 (AE video)

Neoliberal News is back. Today we talk about the banana republic elections in Latin America and our own FBI-rigged banana republic election from 2016. We talk about the republican tax plan and McKesson killing thousands of our neighbors by dumping narcotics all over our streets for profits and how NO ONE in the Obama administration wanted to hold them accountable for it.

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Coup Against Nasralla in Honduras

from TeleSUR

On June 28, 2009, when Honduras was just beginning its own path away from neoliberalism and became associated with the Latin American progressive current emerging in South America, President Manuel Zelaya suffered a coup d’état. The coup d’état was ordered from the United States and executed by the oligarchy, as happened in Paraguay and Brazil; it was carried out by the Congress and the Supreme Court of Justice.

The vultures linked to the power of capital, dictatorships that are imposed with new operational models, which use the Congress, the Supreme Court of Justice and the Electoral Tribunal and which are manipulated by the corporate media who are the basis for keeping the current system in force by deceiving the population.

Honduras, located in the Northern Triangle of Central America along with Guatemala and El Salvador, is one of the three most exploited countries in Latin America in recent decades. The business of multinationals has carried out ecocides that have destroyed entire towns. Communities are forced to emigrate irregularly to the United States because the situation in their country obliges them to. In Honduras, the assassination of Human Rights and Environmental activists are equal to those of Colombia. The numbers of femicides are overwhelming…

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After Electoral Coup, U.S. to Unleash it’s Trained Death Squads in Honduras to Protect Big Business Interests ala Plan “C”

by Scott Creighton

Plan “A” was have our puppet actually win the election.

Plan “B” was to successfully steal the election without anyone knowing it if Plan “A” went bust.

And if those two plans bombed, which they have (because “the smartest guys in the room” are never the neoliberal sycophants who suck their way to the top), looks like they are about to unleash Plan “C” and if history is any indication… that doesn’t bode well for the people of Honduras.

The vote recount in Honduras has begun but the official agency in charge had decided to only recount ballots in about 1,000 voting districts while the opposition wants them to recount all 5,000+ of them. Clearly the agency that stole the election on behalf of Wall Street’s Big Business interests are not going to comply. Why recount the votes in the districts they cheated in?

This is a typical ploy these days. We did it here in the states when Jill Stein got her marching orders from John Podesta (and some money by the way) and went after a recount in just 3 states after the 2016 presidential election here in the U.S. In Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania (the states Trump surprisingly won giving him the victory) Jill Stein and her supporters won a recount petition… but they only recounted in districts that Hillary lost, leaving those she won handily (and suspiciously) uncounted.

It’s a placebo. A stunt. A marketing and PR ploy which is obviously designed to provide the illusion of transparency and a facade of legitimacy. They simply count the districts they didn’t pad the votes in. One could argue that their refusal to count the others is tantamount to a confession of electoral fraud.

In an earlier article I pointed out that they had been caught PLANNING for “Plan B”… stealing the election… so that our neoliberal puppet president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, would remain in power and continue to serve our “national interests” to the detriment of pretty much every living creature in Honduras.

The Economist has obtained a recording that, if authentic, suggests the ruling party has plans to distort results in the upcoming elections. Hondurans will be voting in congressional and municipal elections as well as the presidential one.

Roughly two hours long, the recording appears to be of a training session for members of the National Party who will be manning voting tables at polling stations on election day. The Economist received the recording from a participant. At the outset of the session, the woman leading it asks participants to hand over their mobile phones, saying, “Estamos en confianza, somos todos nacionalistas” (“this stays between us; we’re all National Party members”). She identifies herself as an employee of the government.

She reminds the trainees that they have attended a previous training session and that they have been handpicked through a rigorous process. “Today is Plan B,” she then announces. “Plan B means we’re on the offensive.” It appears to be a scheme for fraudulently boosting the vote of the National Party at the expense of its rivals.” The Economist Nov. 25th, 2017

How about that? The Economist has a recording of a government employee TRAINING the National Party on how to rig the election “just in case” the people “vote the wrong way” and folks are still wondering aloud about whether or not the election was stolen.

Only in America.

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US-Backed Honduras President Defies Constitution And Statistical Reason In Electoral ‘Win’

by Warwick Fry, from New Matilda

The Honduras general elections of November 26 this year were more controversial than the elections of 2013, with a remarkable lead up. Calling the shots was an administration impervious to scandal and the consequences of blatantly questionable if not illegal actions that would normally sink a government.

Not that the political and social environment of Honduras qualifies as ‘normal’. The massive increase in human rights abuses there by the government since the coup of 2009 is (or rather, should be) acknowledged internationally.

Under the post-coup regime over 40 Honduras journalists have been killed, 120 unionists and peasant leaders (the figure keeps changing), 20 lawyers, and assorted human rights workers, activists and opposition politicians.

This is not to mention numerous death threats, illegal arrests, detentions, sackings of teachers, lecturers and lawyers deemed to be over-critical…

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Honduras troops shoot dead teenage girl amid election crisis protests

from the Guardian

A teenage girl was killed as troops opened fire on unarmed protesters in the Honduran capital on Saturday, after the government declared a 10-day curfew and suspended constitutional rights in an attempt to contain an escalating political crisis fuelled by evidence of electoral fraud.

According to witnesses, Kimberly Dayana Fonseca, 19, was shot dead in Tegucigalpa in the early hours of Saturday morning by military police – members of a huge force loyal to the rightwing government of Juan Orlando Hernández, who is accused of meddling in the vote count after last Sunday’s election in an attempt to cling to power.

There were reports of mass detentions and serious injuries overnight after the government deployed troops across the country in what many fear is a return to autocratic rule. At least four people were confirmed dead…

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US Outrage Grows at Risk of Honduran Election Theft, 50 Groups Join Call

from Common Dreams

Outraged at the possibility of the theft of Honduras’ election by the discredited current administration, 50 US rights groups have joined call to urge the US to press Honduras for electoral transparency.

Elise Roberts, National Coordinator of Witness for Peace, stated: “As we return from two weeks observing and documenting in Honduras, our concerns about the Honduran electoral process and broader state violence and corruption continue to deepen. We’ve heard testimony of ongoing intimidation through use of US-funded security forces, incidents of fraud and violence at polling places, use of US-made munitions against anti-fraud protesters, and a total lack of transparency about the electoral process. Our partners in Honduras describe this process as the final phase of the coup, endorsed by US support and funding. Now more than ever, Honduras needs the people and government of the US to stand with them, to support independent, credible investigations into the electoral fraud and state violence, and to immediately cut all US funding to Honduran security forces.”..

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