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Security, military police dominate Honduras vote

November 23, 2013 • World News


An artist’s adaptation of a promotional image for the TV series Battlestar Galactica, featuring politicians instead of actors, covers a wall days before elections in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The poster is the work of an artist who calls himself the Urban Maeztro, who prefers to remain anonymous for security reasons, and who describes his street art as “interventions.” This one shows President Barack Obama at a podium surrounded by Honduran politicians and reads in Spanish “All eat at the same table of God.” To the left of Obama, from left, are Marcia Villeda, who is running for mayor of Tegucigalpa; Roberto Micheletti, who is a former interim president; Mauricio Villeda, who is running for president for the Liberal Party; and current President Porfirio Lobo. To the right of the podium are, from left, presidential candidate Xiomara Castro sitting on the lap of her husband, ousted President Manuel Zelaya; Romeo Vazquez, candidate for president for the Patriotic Alliance Party; Grace Park, an actress from the TV series Battlestar Galactica; Salvador Nasralla, who is running for president for the Anti-corruption party; and Juan Orlando Hernandez, who is running for president for the ruling National Party. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The last thing Honduras needs is a presidential election that’s a draw.

This country already is plagued by drug violence, poverty, corruption and the legacy of a 2009 coup. Now, if polls are accurate, Sunday’s vote could fail to produce a clear winner.

The election pits Xiomara Castro, whose husband Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a Login to read more

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