Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades.
Police say four officers were injured Saturday, one seriously. At least seven demonstrators were detained.
Former President Manuel Zelaya has supported protests on behalf of presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla, who claims there was fraud in counts of the November vote.
Protests against Honduran leader’s re-election turn violent
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Protests against the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez have turned violent with security forces firing tear gas and some marchers breaking windows and setting fires.
Video from Friday's protests showed former President Manuel Zelaya being shoved by military police. Zelaya and defeated presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla also suffered the effects of tear gas.
Honduran government accuses opposition of spurring unrest
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The Honduran government is accusing President Juan Orlando Hernandez's political rivals of ordering "gangs" to block streets and undertake other acts of violence amid protests over the disputed Nov. 26 election.
The government said late Friday that "the gangs tried today to harm Hondurans, seizing roads with the desire to create chaos and a state of terror" on orders from opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla and ex-President Manuel Zelaya.
Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Thousands of supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla blocked highways with flaming barricades Friday to protest Honduras' disputed presidential election, in which incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a slim lead according to official results.
Demonstrators spread oil, diesel and nails on the roads to impede passage by police and military vehicles and threw rocks at security forces, who responded with salvos of tear gas.
NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy former government official in Honduras has pleaded guilty in New York to laundering money for a violent drug-trafficking ring.
Yani Rosenthal, who served in the cabinet of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in 2006 and 2007, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court.