fear: abhorrence, agitation, angst, anxiety, aversion, awe, bête noire, chickenheartedness, cold feet, cold sweat, concern, consternation, cowardice, creeps, despair, discomposure, dismay, disquietude, distress, doubt, dread, faintheartedness, foreboding, fright, funk, horror, jitters, misgiving, nightmare, panic, phobia, presentiment, qualm, recreancy, reverence, revulsion, scare, suspicion, terror, timidity, trembling, tremor, trepidation, unease, uneasiness, worry (thesaurus.reference.com)
Globo (Brazil) reports: Honduran polling opens in atmsophere of calm.
Globo (Brazil) also reports: Honduran polling opens in climate of fear.
On the same news portal, in the same thread, at the same time.
If you trace the conflicting characterizations back, you see that Globo is simply cribbing different news agencies, such as Reuters, AP, AFP and EFE.
These, in turn, are picking up on either the standard meme of the situation (<election as fiesta>) or the standard meme of the opposition (<election as Kafkaesque farce>).
But not both.
The Estado de São Paulo, I thought, did a nice backgrounder on the issue that mentions both but endorses neither. Its headline:
Voting Begins in Honduras