The former leader of Honduras is accused of colluding with drug cartels to ship tons of cocaine to the United States in return for financial support for his political party.
Police surrounded Juan Orlando Hernández’s home after the government got an extradition request from the U.S., where he has been accused of having ties to drug traffickers.
Juan Orlando Hernández, who stepped down as president last month, was recently accused in a drug-trafficking case in federal court in New York.
Xiomara Castro, headed toward becoming her country’s next president, promises to expunge its legacy of corruption, but change may be tempered by her establishment ties and conservative opposition.
Hondurans head to the polls on Sunday, but widespread political violence during the campaign and questionable results from 2017 are looming large.
Honduras has barely begun to recover from two hurricanes that hit late last year. With relatively little disaster relief from the U.S., many are heading for the border.
President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras figured prominently in a U.S. drug trial, but few think it will matter in a country mired in corruption.
The allegation against President Juan Orlando Hernández came in opening arguments at an accused drug trafficker’s trial.
Mr. Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, was hospitalized. Mr. Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, appeared to have a mild case. Other top officials worldwide have also been infected.
The police chief was charged in federal court in New York with helping to ship tons of cocaine into the United States at the behest of the Honduran president and his brother.