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Honduran politician

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Juan Orlando Hernández: Honduran politician
Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, often known as JOH, is the current president of Honduras, who assumed office on January 27, 2014, after winning the 2013 Honduran general election. He began his second presidential term on January 27, 2018.


Honduran president hobbled after being implicated in brother's bribery conviction

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged battered from the trial and conviction of his brother on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department concluded that the evidence showed narcotraffickers..
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Honduran president denies protection for drug traffickers

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez denied on Thursday that the Central American nation protects drug traffickers or is a narco state, following allegations in the U.S. trial of his brother that..
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Explainer: U.S. drug trial of Honduran president's brother

A U.S. prosecutor on Wednesday accused Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez of smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States under the protection of his brother, President Juan Orlando..
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Honduras to take in Cubans and Nicaraguans under U.S. migration deal

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday that a migration deal with U.S. government includes a provision for the Central American nation to receive Cubans and Nicaraguans seeking..
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Honduras, Cuba to sign deal on deporting some Cuban migrants: Honduran president

Honduras will sign an agreement with Cuba to deport Cubans who arrive in the Central American country illegally en route to the United States, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Sunday.
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Honduran president to inaugurate 'diplomatic office' in Jerusalem

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Jerusalem to inaugurate a "diplomatic office" in the city on Sept. 1, the Honduran government said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Thousands protest against Honduran president after drug link surfaces

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday to urge Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down, just days after he was forced to deny taking money from drug gangs..
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Honduran president sends military to keep order after protests turn violent

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Thursday sent out the armed forces to impose order after protests against his embattled administration descended into lawlessness overnight in parts of the..
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Honduran president orders military deployment as civil unrest mounts

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez ordered the deployment of military forces on Thursday as violent anti-government protests continued in the capital even after the government reached an..
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Honduras reaches deal with striking truckers, protests persist

Honduran authorities reached a deal on Thursday with striking truckers, whose protests had caused disruptive fuel shortages, but demonstrations against President Juan Orlando Hernandez that caused two..
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Anti-riot police step back from Honduras protests, fueling demonstrations

Members of a Honduran riot police that have dealt with weeks of protests stood down in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday, allowing adversaries of President Juan Orlando Hernandez to block streets and cause..
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Protesters set fire to U.S. Embassy in Honduras in second day of demonstrations

Protesters torched the access gate to the U.S. Embassy in the Honduran capital on Friday during a second day of major protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
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Honduran president was targeted by U.S. drug trafficking probe: court filing

U.S. authorities have targeted Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in an investigation of large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering, a recent court filing shows.
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Honduran president calls Jerusalem Israeli capital, not moving embassy yet

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Sunday called Jerusalem Israel's capital, saying the Central American country would open an office there for trade and cooperation, but he stopped short of..
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