In surprising regional developments in Honduras. The Supreme Court of Honduras has granted a request from the United States for the extradition of former Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández.
The former president of Honduras was elected in a land-slide victory in January 2014 and was a staunch supporter of the United States.
The extradition request was based on allegations of Drug Trafficking charges and claims that Hernandez supported drug-traffickers.
Hernandez (through his legal team) has denied the charges and says that the arrest and extradition are a revenge by narco-traffickers in the region that he Hernandez stopped from using his country for drug-trafficking.
Hernandez was president of Honduras from 27th. January 2014 to 27th. January 2022.
In late 2013 an election was held in Honduras and the BBC reported”
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Following Mr Hernandez’s confirmation as president, the Organization of American States (OAS) urged Hondurans to unite behind their elected leader.
“I call on all the citizens of Honduras to recognize, as it should be, their new president, and for the government and the opposition to unite to confront the urgent challenges which this American country faces,” OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza said in a statement.
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The following is a news report from DEMOCRACY NOW on February 21st. and explains more details when Hernandez was arrested after a tense standoff with police.
Hernandez has said he would corporate and, that the charges were not a conviction, he has been in detention since then.
Editors Note: URL REF: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-25346676