Protestors will march to the United Nations office in Honduras on Friday to demand the president’s resignation for embezzling welfare funds.
President Juan Orlando Hernandez is implicated in an £80 million corruption scandal, with money from the social security fund being siphoned off to finance his right-wing National Party.
The scheme allegedly relied on mark-ups of more than 100 per cent on goods and services such as medicines and pensions, with kickbacks then being paid by businesses that benefited.
The National Party vociferously supported the 2009 coup against then president Manuel Zelaya, whose government had been forging links with the left-wing Alba bloc of Latin American countries, including Cuba and Venezuela.
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