The electoral authority in Honduras has declared that National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hemandez has an unassailable lead in the country’s presidential election.
The announcement comes as a blow to his rival the leftist candidate Xiamara Castro,
who had been disputing the outcome.
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. It also has the world’s highest murder rate, averaging 20 killings a day.
Much of the violence is blamed on gang violence and drug traffickers.