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Honduran Police Surround Home of Ex-President as U.S. Requests His Extradition to Face Drug Charges

HeadlineFeb 15, 2022

The United States government has formally requested the arrest and extradition of former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández on drug trafficking charges. Overnight, Honduran police and military forces surrounded Hernández’s home in the capital Tegucigalpa. The Honduran Supreme Court is scheduled to hold a hearing this morning to rule on Hernández’s capture and extradition to the U.S. Hernández and his right-wing political party have for years been accused of human rights violations, corruption and ties to drug trafficking. Despite those reports, Hernández remained a key U.S. ally in Central America. Hernández’s presidential term ended less than a month ago.

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