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Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Honduras, One Killed


Tens of thousands of Hondurans have blocked highways across the country, saying President Manuel Zelaya has not done enough to address poverty.

Teachers, laborers, indigenous people and farmers were among the protesters who massed in the streets Monday for the anti-government demonstrations.

One teacher was reported killed during the protest. Authorities say Wilfredo Lara was gunned down when a business owner fired on demonstrators west of the capital, Tegucigalpa. The businessman was arrested.

A group calling itself the National Council of Popular Resistance organized the protests. The group also opposes the government's plans to privatize certain sectors.

Nicaragua's Security minister, Alvaro Romero, says officials hope to resolve the dispute peacefully. More protests are expected Tuesday.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
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