Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to be extradited to U.S. next week

Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will be extradited next week to the United States, where he faces drug trafficking and firearms charges, Honduran Security Minister Ruben Sabillon said on Wednesday. “The extradition will happen next week,” Sabillon said. “We have to get in touch with U.S. authorities for his surrender,” Sabillon told TV news… Read More Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to be extradited to U.S. next week

Honduras top court approves U.S. extradition request of former President Juan Orlando Hernandez

The Honduran Supreme Court on Monday authorized the extradition of former president Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States to face drug trafficking and firearms charges dating back to his two terms in office. Hernandez has been accused by U.S. prosecutors of participating in a wide-ranging drug-trafficking scheme between 2004 and 2022, part of an… Read More Honduras top court approves U.S. extradition request of former President Juan Orlando Hernandez

Honduras elects Xiomara Castro as first female president

Honduras’ conservative ruling party candidate late on Tuesday conceded defeat in the presidential election, paving the way for his leftist rival Xiomara Castro to become the first female leader of the struggling Central American country. Calling Castro “president elect,” National Party contender Nasry Asfura said he had visited his opponent at her family home to… Read More Honduras elects Xiomara Castro as first female president

Honduras inaugurates its embassy in Jerusalem

Honduras has inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday, in a diplomatic move likely to anger Palestinians. Honduras said it would move its embassy from Tel Aviv after former U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The status of Jerusalem has been one… Read More Honduras inaugurates its embassy in Jerusalem

U.S. judge sentences brother of Honduran president to life imprisonment for drug trafficking

Tony Hernandez, a former Honduran congressman and brother of the sitting president, was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for drug trafficking by a U.S. judge on Tuesday. Hernandez, 42, was convicted on the drug charges and related weapons charges in October 2019. Hernandez will also be forced to pay $138.5 million in… Read More U.S. judge sentences brother of Honduran president to life imprisonment for drug trafficking