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Honduras not paying basic bills

Street surveillance cameras in one of the world's most dangerous cities have been turned off because the government of Honduras has not paid the CCTV operator.

The company that runs them in the capital Tegucigalpa is now threatening to suspend police radio services.

Teachers have been demonstrating almost every day as they have not been paid in six months, while doctors are complaining about the shortage of essential medicines.

The Central American country has been on the brink of bankruptcy for months, as politicians put off passing a budget necessary to pay for basic services.

Honduras is also grappling with $5 billion (£3.16bn) in foreign debt.

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