Has the US Nabbed Honduras' Narco-Presidente?

Just shy of two months since leaving office, former President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez will soon be extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking and weapons charges in federal court. Hernandez is accused of helping traffic drugs in order to, as one witness alleges, “shove the drugs right up the noses of gringos.” Once a US ally in the war on drugs, now stands accused of overseeing a narco-state. VICE World News’ Deborah Bonello digs into what the arrest of this powerful player could tell us about drug trafficking in Central America. 

This episode was reported by Deborah Bonello and produced by Sayre Quevedo and Stephanie Kariuki.

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