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  1. An Election, but No Resolution, in Honduras

    Protests wracking Ukraine and Thailand caught international headlines this week, but Honduras has struggled with its own angry crowds over presidential election results. The November 24 vote favored the National Party’s Juan Orlando Hernandez over Libre Party’s Xiomara Castro. But allegations of election fraud now involve an EU election observer’s defection, accusations of dead voters, the hactivist collective Anonymous and crowdsource vote-counting efforts. An official recount has been pushed off because the challengers didn’t show. The U.S. had pumped $11 million into the election, and nothing less than the fragile Honduran democracy is at stake.

    Sources: The Guardian, AP, Washington Post, PanAm Post

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