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Biden’s Anti-Corruption Push Makes Headway in Honduras

MIN READFeb 23, 2022 | 22:31 GMT

Juan Orlando Hernandez, the former president of Honduras, is seen handcuffed at the headquarters of the country’s police force in Tegucigalpa on Feb. 15, 2022. He was arrested after receiving an extradition order from the United States.

Juan Orlando Hernandez, the former president of Honduras, is seen handcuffed at the headquarters of the country’s police force in Tegucigalpa on Feb. 15, 2022. He was arrested after receiving an extradition order from the United States.

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The U.S. anti-corruption push in Honduras may attract more business to the Central American country, but it’s unlikely to achieve the White House’s primary goal of curbing migration flows to the United States. Police arrested former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Feb. 15, a day after the United States issued a request for Hernandez’s extradition over gunrunning and drug trafficking charges. Honduras’ Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether to grant the extradition request. But the legal battle over Hernandez’s extradition to the United States could span months due to the former president’s position in the Central American country’s parliament (where he’s a congressman), which offers some legal protections. ...

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