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Thousands march in Honduras to demand president step down

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 01:06

More than 10,000 demonstrators light up Honduras' capital of Tegucigalpa with torches, demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Herandez. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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These protesters want to shed some light on corruption throughout Honduras. They say President Juan Orlando Herandez is to blame for the corruption... and demand his resignation. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MARCH PARTICIPANT, GELGA LOPEZ, SAYING: "Pull him out because it's unjust - he's stealing so much money when people need medicine and there aren't any jobs here. Here, there's nothing." Opposition groups want an independent probe into a $200-million corruption scandal at the Honduran Institute of Social Security. That's where companies -- some formed by institute officials -- are said to have overcharged for services. Hernandez has admitted his 2013 presidential campaign took some $150,000 from firms linked to the scandal. But he says his party did not know where the money was from. These protesters say, they want the truth... and want his presidential torch snuffed out.

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Thousands march in Honduras to demand president step down

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 01:06