A plane from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is scheduled to arrive in Honduras early Thursday to take former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the U.S. to face drug and weapons charges.
Honduras' Supreme Court approved the extradition of former President Juan Orlando Hernández to face drug trafficking and weapons charges. The court rejected his final appeal.
Juan Orlando Hernández, whom U.S. prosecutors accused in recent years of funding his political rise with profits from drug traffickers, can appeal the extradition decision.
Hondurans celebrated as former President Juan Orlando Hernández, who left office last month, appeared in court to face an extradition request from the U.S.
The request follows speculation over whether the former president would be charged after U.S. prosecutors repeatedly implicated him in his brother's 2019 drug trafficking trial.
Hondurans go to the polls Sunday, and many voters say they're undecided who they'll vote for. But one thing they do know is that they'll be casting a vote to punish the current National Party.
The Association for a More Just Society, is one of many organizations working in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to address societal ills that are driving migrants north to the U.S. border.
Hunger, violence and catastrophic flooding are leading more families to flee the Honduras for the southern U.S. border than any other country. At least 200 families a day are asking for asylum.
U.S. prosecutors say President Juan Orlando Hernández enabled drug trafficking into the U.S., and Democratic lawmakers want punishment. It comes as President Biden seeks Central American aid.
Ella Guity lived in the capital of Honduras with her daughters and mother. COVID-19 was surging. She sent them all to the fishing village where she grew up. Could she — should she — go too?