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4 Takeaways from the US Trial against the Honduras President’s Brother

The US drug trial against the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández brought the nexus between organized crime and political power to the forefront,...
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Will Tony Hernández Conviction Upend Narco-Politics in Honduras?

A jury in a US court has found the brother of the president of Honduras guilty on drug trafficking charges, but serious questions remain about how much of an impact...
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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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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...
Honduras’ Attorney General Óscar Fernando Chinchilla
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Honduras Extraditions Expose Judicial System’s Weak Links

Honduras' Attorney General's Office has helped capture some of the country's most powerful criminals and their assets, shaking the country's underworld, but the...
Operation Sultan in Honduras
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Honduras Cracks Down on Little-Known Drug Trafficking Clan

A security force operation in Honduras is cracking down on a little-known drug trafficking organization known as Los Pinto, a clan that may be benefiting from...
The Supreme Court in Honduras
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Honduras Extraditions Hint at Ongoing Weakness in Judicial System

Five members of the weakened Valles drug trafficking organization are facing extradition to the United States, highlighting the Honduran government's commitment to...
The reported son of Luis Alonso Valle Valle
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Honduras Minor Latest to Inherit Drug Empire in Latin America?

A judge has unexpectedly released the son of a leader of Honduras' Valle Valle drug clan, who allegedly took the reins of the family business following the capture...
The seizure of the Valle family's property
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Honduras’ Valle Family Stole Huge Swaths of Land: Report

Evidence of land theft by the Honduras-based Valle family clan sheds light on the modus operandi of one of the country's most prominent drug trafficking...
Three alleged members of the AA Brothers Cartel arrested Jan. 30
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Honduras Pursues ‘AA Brothers’ Cartel

Raids over the weekend resulted in the arrest of two alleged leaders of a powerful drug trafficking network, the culmination of a six-month investigation that may...
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Honduras Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty in Milestone Case

In a landmark case, Honduras and the United States have collaborated in swiftly extraditing and convicting a member of the infamous Los Valle drug clan. However, it...