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US prosecutors accuse Honduran president of drug conspiracy
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:10:19 AM »
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US prosecutors accuse Honduran president of drug conspiracy
By AMY GUTHRIE   Associated Press |  Aug 06, 2019 | 1:30 PM  | MEXICO CITY

U.S. federal prosecutors have accused the Honduran government of essentially functioning as a narco-state, with the current and former presidents having received campaign contributions from cocaine traffickers in exchange for protection.

A 49-page document filed in New York's southern district on Friday refers to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández as a co-conspirator who worked with his brother, Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, and former President Porfirio Lobo "to use drug trafficking to help assert power and control in Honduras."

It says that the president and his predecessor "relied on drug proceeds" to fund political campaigns and cites "evidence of high-level political corruption."

Read more at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-lt--honduras-president-charges-20190803-story.html

Honduras had protests this past week over this, story posted here.


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