Global and national outlets filed reports about the controversy surrounding the Honduran presidential elections, as Juan Orlando Hernández, the Central American country’s president, was sworn into a second term on Saturday. According to Al Jazeera English, “Hernandez’s inauguration… comes under the shadow of more than 30 deaths related to the political upheaval in the country since the end of November.” The political violence stemmed from allegations of electoral fraud. The New York Times reported that “security forces fired tear gas on protesters marching toward the event. Among the demonstrators, who numbered in the thousands, was the opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, who has refused to accept the election results.”
Before the Saturday inauguration, NPR featured Honduras on Weekend Edition Saturday.
Al Jazeera English filed another report right before the inauguration.