Honduras

2022International NewsAmericas

Ex-Honduran President Could Face Extradition to U.S.

A Honduran judge authorized the extradition of ex-president Juan Orlando Hernandez,  a month after police arrested him at his house per the request of the United States government, reports The Washington Post. The Associated Press notes that allegations against Hernandez were revealed in the trials of both Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernandez, a former Honduran congressman, and the president’s brother, and Geovanny Fuentes Ramirez. Hernandez will face charges of manufacturing, trafficking, and distribution of drugs and firearms in southern New York. 

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February 20222022International NewsAmericas

Honduras Swears in First Female President

After losing elections in 2013 and 2017, Xiomara Castro has officially been inaugurated as Honduras’s first female president, reports CNN. Castro first rose to political prominence in 2009, when she led a march through the nation’s capital demanding that her husband, former President Manuel Zelaya, be reinstated as president following a military coup. Castro, a  self-proclaimed democratic socialist brings an end to 12 years of right-wing leadership, BBC News adds. At her inauguration, she emphasized that she seeks to “refound” the nation on “citizen values, ”The New York Times reports. 

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September 2019WorldInternational NewsAmericas2019Asia

Dengue Fever Cases Spike Globally

A mosquito called Aedes aegypti has sparked a potential world health crisis. The insect is one of the main carriers of the deadly Dengue Fever virus, which has re-emerged at a critical rate this year and is currently endemic to over 100 countries.

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December 2015International NewsAmericas

Refugees Attempt to Reach US Through Central America

According to migration expert Shaina Aber, policy director for the National Advocacy Office of the Jesuit Conference of the U.S. and Canada, “There has always been a small but substantial number of ‘extraterritorial refugees’ from Africa and Asia making their way along Latin America’s established migrant trail. You can track the various refugee crises in the world by who starts showing up.”

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