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Ex-Honduras police chief detained after US court appearance

May. 11, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former national police chief of Honduras made an initial appearance in a New York courtroom Wednesday after his extradition to the United States to face criminal drug trafficking charges, a day after the former president of the Central America country pleaded not guilty to...

Lawyer wants 3 US presidents to rescue ex-Honduran president

May. 10, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is hoping three American presidents can rescue him from U.S. criminal charges alleging he accepted millions of dollars from drug traffickers funneling drugs to the United States, his lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney...

Mexican leader meets with Salvador president amid crackdown

May. 06, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele, on Friday but did not mention rights complaints about El Salvador's massive roundup of suspected street gang members. The two leaders' approach to...

Mexico's president starts regional tour in Guatemala

May. 05, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador started a lightning, five-day tour to four Central American countries and Cuba on Thursday, stopping first in neighboring Guatemala. Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard wrote in his social media...

Mexican president to talk development, migration on tour

May. 04, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to begin a lightning, five-day tour Thursday to four Central American countries and Cuba to discuss his government’s approach to development and ways it might help alleviate the pressure to migrate. It will...

Honduran economic zones in 'limbo' after government repeal

Apr. 30, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A plan to create special self-governing zones for foreign investors in Honduras has been thrown into limbo with the new government's repeal of a law many criticized as surrendering sovereignty. The zones were inspired by libertarian and free-market...

US begins phasing out COVID-driven asylum restrictions

Apr. 22, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it has begun phasing out use of a pandemic-related rule that allows migrants to be expelled without an opportunity to seek asylum as 22 states fight in court to preserve the policy. U.S. authorities have processed more single...

Honduras ex-president Hernández faces charges in U.S. court

Apr. 22, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández made a virtual appearance Friday in federal court in New York to face drug trafficking and weapons charges after he was arrested in Honduras and extradited overnight to the United States. Hernández, who has denied...

Honduras ex-president Hernández extradited to US

Apr. 21, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras extradited former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and weapons charges in a dramatic reversal for a leader once touted by U.S. authorities as a key ally in the war on the drugs. Just...

Ex-Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández extradited to US to face drug trafficking, weapons charges

Apr. 21, 2022 16:26 PM EDT
TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras (AP) — Ex-Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández extradited to US to face drug trafficking, weapons charges.