This video from the USA says about itself:
Honduras Election: One of the Worst Cases of Fraud in Recent Memory
1 December 2017
Evidence is mounting that the Honduran presidential election is being stolen so that the conservative incumbent, President Juan Orlando Hernandez, remains in office. According to CEPR‘s Mark Weisbrot, this is one of the worst cases of fraud in recent memory, but this is the outcome the Trump administration is hoping for.
By Heather Gies today:
Honduras army, police in crackdown on election unrest
Tegucigalpa – Honduras has descended deeper into crisis on Friday night as the government declared a 10-day curfew and empowered police and military to crack down on unrest that has erupted over the five-day delay in official election results being released.
The curfew, which began at 11:00pm local time, suspends the right to free movement from 6:00pm to 6:00am and directs security forces to detain anyone violating the curfew or who is “in some way suspected of causing damage to people or their property”.
The executive decree also orders the military to support the police in maintaining order, including removing road blockades and other occupations that protesters have set up throughout the capital city and across the country to pressure electoral authorities to release honest results in an increasingly contested presidential election.
Hernandez’ opponent, Opposition Alliance candidate Salvador Nasralla, claimed that looting was the result of infiltrators and “government operations” designed to sew panic and chaos and justify a military crackdown and curfew.
He also suggested the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) will use the shield of the curfew to announce Hernandez as president-elect with limitations on peoples’ ability to protests the results.
Imposition of the nationwide military curfew brought back memories of the 2009 US-backed military coup that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya, who now supports Nasralla and is coordinator of the Opposition Alliance.
De facto President Roberto Micheletti immediately decreed a curfew on June 28, 2009, and subsequent curfews, enforced by police an military, were sporadically imposed throughout the summer and autumn of 2009.
Honduras suffered a grave deterioration in human rights, including disproportionate use of force by security forces and targeted killings of political activists and human rights defenders.
Coup backers justified Zelaya’s removal with flawed claims he was seeking presidential re-election, which is prohibited by the Constitution. Hernandez, who supported the coup, justifies his bid for a second term in office using a contested 2015 court ruling overturning the constitutional ban that his critics say was illegal. …
Amid the unrest in recent days, riot police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters and military police have reportedly shot live bullets at protesters.
At least one person has been killed in protests in La Ceiba, according to police, and one person in Tegucigalpa, according to the human rights organisation COFADEH.
“Declaring who is the winner and who is the loser won’t resolve the problem because the crisis is installed,” COFADEH coordinator Bertha Oliva told Al Jazeera hours before the announcement of the curfew.
“Impunity and militarisation are established in the country and there are no immediate proposals to assume shared responsibility for a new social pact,” Oliva said, adding: “We are in the worst crisis the government could put us in.”
Still no results
Unrest has escalated since Wednesday night, when thousands of people took to the streets after Hernandez eclipsed Nasralla in the TSE partial official results following an hours-long silence due to technical problems.
The shift in the results contradicted what TSE magistrate Ramiro Lobo on Monday had called an “irreversible” trend towards Nasralla’s victory. On Thursday, Lobo raised concerns about the TSE’s technical issues and called for the situation to be investigated.
The TSE’s slow delivery of results from Sunday’s election and a sudden change in the direction of results in favour of Hernandez after the first report of results – which showed a 5 percent lead for Nasralla with over half of ballots counted – has stirred suspicions of manipulations and fraud.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:
Three people have been killed while protesting against the suspected manipulation and dozens more have been hurt.
Mr Nasralla is supported by former president Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in 2009 in a US-backed coup when the country’s wealthy elites took fright at him tacking leftwards.
Mr Nasralla has seen a substantial five-point lead over right-wing incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez evaporate as the vote counting has dragged on all week.
Mr Hernandez now supposedly has a lead of 46,000, but few credit this as an accurate account of the vote. The UN human rights office and both regional and EU observers have all criticised the electoral tribunal’s conduct. …
Tooled-up riot police have been deployed, armed with tear gas, truncheons, rubber-coated steel baton rounds and water cannon.
Miguel Osorio, a spokesman for the University School Hospital in Tegucigalpa, said yesterday that doctors there had treated 10 people for gunshot wounds since the protests began.
There was a serious increase in internal repression following the 2009 coup, with many activists murdered.
It appears that a police crackdown on opposition supporters is already under way. Foreign journalists have reported being beaten up by police while covering protests by Mr Nasralla’s supporters.