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At trial's start, ex-Honduran president cast as corrupt politician by US but a hero by his lawyer

Feb. 21, 2024 12:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was described by a prosecutor Wednesday at the start of his drug trial as a corrupt politician who let his country's biggest drug traffickers fuel his rise to power but was portrayed by his defense lawyer as a heroic leader who...

Honduran ex-president accused of running his country as a ‘narco-state’ stands trial in NYC

Feb. 20, 2024 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was once touted by U.S. authorities as a key ally in the war on drugs. Now, federal prosecutors say the political leader ran his Central American nation as a “narco-state," collecting millions of dollars from violent cartels to...

Ex-head of Honduras police pleads guilty to drug trafficking; darkens outlook for ex-president

Feb. 07, 2024 16:56 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — For years, Juan Carlos Bonilla, better known as “El Tigre,” was a feared figure in Honduras. His roots were in the military and he brought that bearing to the National Police that he ultimately led. But Bonilla’s tenure was plagued by allegations...

A caravan of migrants from Honduras who were heading to the US dissolves in Guatemala

Jan. 21, 2024 22:15 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A caravan of some 500 migrants that departed northern Honduras in hopes of reaching the United States dissolved Sunday after crossing the border into Guatemala, the Guatemalan Migration Institute reported. Authorities had been monitoring three border crossings...

Honduran opposition party leader flees arrest after being stopped in airport before traveling to US

Nov. 28, 2023 19:09 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The president of Honduras’ main opposition party fled an international airport Tuesday breaking through a parking gate with his pickup truck after immigration agents stopped him for carrying two passports before he boarded a flight to the United States, authorities...