Juan Orlando Hernandez is extradited to the US where he is set to face drug trafficking charges, capping a dramatic fall from grace after the conservative leader left office earlier this year.
From Latin America to the Middle East, the US government has a history of turning its back on former allies like Panama’s Manuel Noriega who was toppled from power and jailed in America.
Former president Juan Orlando Hernandez is detained after leaving his house in capital Tegucigalpa, in a dramatic fall from grace only weeks after leaving power.
The former president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, had been protected from prosecution by a Department of Justice policy to not indict sitting heads of state. After he stepped down last month that is no longer the case.
Hondurans vote for a successor to deeply unpopular President Juan Orlando Hernandez in elections that could oust his National Party after 12 years in power.
Families waded through the flooded streets of the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, while cars sat almost submerged in parts of the central Guatemalan city of San Pedro Carcha, television footage and images posted on social media showed.
A November vote which was marred by accusations of electoral fraud sparks protests in Honduras as the country prepares for a national strike ahead of the inauguration ceremony for President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Salvador Nasralla conceded shortly after Honduras' key ally Washington endorsed President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election, following a month of sometimes deadly street clashes.
Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of the disputed presidential election held in late November. But the opposition is calling 'fraud', and the Organization of American States wants a re-run.
The 26 November general election has plunged the country into a political crisis following claims of fraud from the opposition candidate Nasralla and violence on the streets.
Opposition demands a full recount of votes in a presidential election held a week ago that has triggered a crisis amid claims of fraud and street protests in Honduras.
The election has turned into a showdown between former TV entertainer Salvador Nasralla and President Hernandez who is going for four more years in office despite a constitutional limit of just one term.
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