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Honduras: Opposition Groups Call on President to Resign After U.S. Court Verdict

1 MIN READOct 21, 2019 | 18:45 GMT

What Happened: Honduran opposition groups have called for President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down after a U.S. court in New York convicted his brother in a drug conspiracy case, AP reported Oct. 19.

Why It Matters: The court's verdict on the influence of drug money in Honduras will raise pressure on U.S. lawmakers and the White House to take a tougher stance on the country despite a decision by the Trump administration to resume financial aid last week.

Background: The United States said last week it would resume financial assistance to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador after Washington signed asylum cooperation agreements with all three countries over the past months.

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