Honduras Congress approves referendum on police
The Honduran congress approved a bill to submit President Porfirio Lobo's police cleanup program to a popular vote, after the measure was blocked by the courts.
Lobo has been locked in a standoff with Supreme Court justices, who he accuses of catering to powerful business interests. He says the same people who ousted then President Manuel Zelaya in a 2009 coup are now plotting against him.
The tension was heightened Tuesday when about 50 soldiers and 25 police officers showed up outside the congressional building.
Source: Associated Press