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U.S. Prosecutors Say Honduran President Hernández Took Bribes from Drug Traffickers

HeadlineJan 11, 2021

Federal prosecutors are accusing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández of taking bribes from drug traffickers and ordering local armed forces to protect cocaine labs and shipments. A motion filed in New York Friday quotes Hernández saying he wanted to “shove the drugs right up the noses of the gringos by flooding the United States with cocaine.” Hernández has been a loyal ally to the U.S., receiving the support of the Obama and Trump administrations despite long-standing accusations of human rights violations and involvement with drug cartels.

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