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How Elites and Narcos Do Business, Politics in Honduras

As Honduras remains riveted on the trial of Tony Hernández, a document from the case file reveals details of another drug trafficking connection involving one of...
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Alleged El Chapo Bribe to Honduras President Sets Stage in US Drug Trial

The president of Honduras featured prominently in the first days of trial against his brother as US prosecutors presented a damning ledger and levied accusations...
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The US Drug Trial Evidence That Could Topple the President of Honduras

Though it’s his younger brother who will be in the courtroom facing drug trafficking charges, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will also be judged in...
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InSight Crime Series – The Downfall of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández

A major US drug case against the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has ensnared the president, who prosecutors say took part in a conspiracy...
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How His Own Extradition Policy Exposed the Honduras President

As his final extradition orders were being read and signed, a drug trafficker known as “El Negro” Lobo paced in his small holding cell. He was minutes away...
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Wild West of Honduras: Home to Narcos and Their Politicians

On a December morning in 2018, Javier Erazo, known as “El Huita,” took to his hammock after a horseback ride at his farm in Ocotepeque, a town on the western...
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Criminal Allegations Unravel Honduras President’s Crime Fighting Facade

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández assumed the presidency as a so-called “crime fighter” that the United States could collaborate closely with to rid...
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How an Ex-Mayor Could Bring Down the Honduras President

The former mayor who may bring down Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández first appears on page eight of what can only be described as one of the most...
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How Drug Traffickers Became Masters of Honduras’ Forests

Illegal timber and drug trafficking are closely linked in northeastern Honduras, a major cocaine corridor in this region. There, criminal groups have savvily...