Honduran President Hernández Under Pressure After US Indictment of Ex-Police Chief

The brother of the President was already convicted of drug trafficking. A former police chief is allegedly involved in several illegal activities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An indictment by the New York District Attorney's Office against the former Honduran police chief, Juan Carlos "El Tigre" Bonilla Valladares, on charges of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, murder and illegal possession of firearms could further place the Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernández, in a difficult position.

In October 2019, his brother, Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, had already been convicted by a New York court for years of collaboration with drug cartels. Even the President himself, called "co-conspirator 4" according to reports from the US Department of Justice during the trial . . .

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