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Weekly Report - 06 June 2019 (WR-19-22)

HONDURAS: Hernández offers another concession

President Juan Orlando Hernández has announced the definitive repeal of two decrees approved in late April which the platform for the defence of health and education (PDSE), grouping teachers and doctors’ unions, warned would result in the privatisation of both sectors as well as layoffs [WR-19-17]. Hernández’s announcement, which followed a deal struck with some union representatives on 2 June, is his latest concession to the PDSE which has been staging mass protests since the end of April. But with the PDSE dismissing the agreement as a “farce”, the unrest is set to continue.

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