A Honduran judge Wednesday ruled in favor of extraditing former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States, where he is wanted for alleged drug trafficking and illegal use of weapons.
Less than three weeks after Juan Orlando Hernández left office, the former Honduran President has been placed under arrest pending extradition to the United States for his alleged links to drug traffickers.
A large-scale police raid was underway Monday evening in Tegucigalpa's San Ignacio neighborhood while the Supreme Court is still to grant or reject the request from the United States to extradite former President Juan Orlando Hernández to stand trial for alleged drug trafficking.
Xiomara Castro has taken the oath of office Thursday during a ceremony at Tegucigalpa's National Stadium, thus becoming the first woman ever to reach the Presidency of Honduras.
Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and María Gabriela Chávez Contreras, daughter of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez Frías, met Wednesday at the National University of Honduras, where the former Argentine head of state delivered a speech under the title Peoples always return.
Next January 27, the president-elect of Honduras in Central America, a country known to live off the drugs trade and international aid will be taking office. Xiomara Castro, the first woman president of the country, and an icon of the left-wing progressive parties of Latin America promised during her campaign that her administration would cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and establish full relations with Beijing, as recently happened in neighboring Nicaragua.
An unidentified man went berserk aboard an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Honduras causing havoc among travelers and crew members after breaking into the aircraft's cabin and damaging the flight controls.
The Norwegian Breakaway, belonging to the Norwegian Cruise Line, docked in New Orleans, on Saturday with at least ten positive cases of Covid-19, according to the Louisiana Health Department.
Honduras goes to the polls Sunday amid growing concern over increasing violence, according to the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights (former Chilean two-time President Michelle Bachelet), the Croatian MEP Željana Zovko, head of the European Union's (EU) Observation Mission.
At least 90 houses in the small Honduran island of Guanaja, a most coveted beach resort in the Caribbean Sea, have been brought down to its ashes Saturday when a fire broke out, it was reported.