For years the maras, ultra-brutal gangs that live off the drug trade, prostitution and the protection racket, have terrorized Central America. Life in Honduras is as dangerous as in a war zone.
Honduras' electoral tribunal has given incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez the lead in a partial recount. The opposition has claimed the vote was "rigged" and wants the results annulled.
A recount of votes from more than a thousand disputed ballot boxes following last week's presidential election in Honduras has ended with the incumbent still in the lead. But allegations of election fraud persist.
Delayed election results and allegations of fraud have plunged Honduras into uncertainty. The opposition is now demanding a new election, and has called for a major demonstration against "dictatorship and fraud."
Delayed election results and allegations of fraud have plunged Honduras into further uncertainty and raised the specter of violence. Rioting, looting and protests led the country to declare a state of emergency.
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