|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Central America

Two Die in Violent Protests in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – Violence surrounding anti-government protests in the Honduran capital left two people dead and a score of others injured, a spokesperson for the country’s largest hospital said on Thursday.

More than twenty people were brought to the Tegucigalpa Teaching Hospital late Wednesday with injuries and two of them died overnight, Julieth Chavarria told reporters.

Erick Peralta succumbed to a stab wound, while the second fatality, Luis Maldonado, was shot in the head, she said, adding that their bodies were taken to the medical examiner’s office to undergo autopsies.

At least one other person, a minor, was admitted to the Teaching Hospital with a gunshot wound, the spokesperson said.

Hondurans awoke Thursday to blockades on major highways amid strikes by truckers and some elements of the National Police against the backdrop of ongoing demonstrations demanding the removal of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, known as JOH.

Truckers were set to return to work after union leaders and the association representing the transportation industry reached an agreement in the wee hours of Thursday.

The strike, which began three days ago, caused nationwide fuel shortages and long lines were spotted early Thursday at gas stations in the capital and other cities, though suppliers said that the situation would improve as tanker trucks resumed deliveries.

Many commuters struggled to reach their homes Wednesday night due to the widespread roadblocks, accompanied in some locations by vandalism and looting.

Concerns about violence and disorder prompted schools and universities to suspend classes until further notice.

The unrest began last month with a mobilization by teachers and doctors in opposition to proposed education and health care overhauls that workers in those sectors saw as paving the way for mass layoffs and eventual privatization.

Though Hernandez dropped the plans, protests have continued and expanded under the banner “Fuera JOH” (JOH Out).

Some demonstrations have ended with violence, but the opposition maintains the disturbances were the work of pro-government provocateurs aiming to discredit the movement for improved education and health care.

The government invited the coalition formed by doctors and teachers, the Platform for the Defense of Health and Education, to take part in a dialogue, but the group has so far boycotted the official process in favor of its own “Alternative Civic Dialogue.”

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved