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President of Honduras (2014-present)

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

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Honduran president hospitalized for Covid-19, treated for pneumonia

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been hospitalized for Covid-19 and is being treated for pneumonia, a health official said on Wednesday, a day after the Central American leader's diagnosis..
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Honduran president says he is infected with coronavirus

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said late on Tuesday he has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, is receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his aides.
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Honduran president denies drug trafficking accusations

The drug trafficking accusations against Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez are "100%" false, the president's office said on Thursday, after U.S. prosecutors announced drug trafficking charges..
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Honduras aims to ensure food supply with plantings on unoccupied land

Honduras will spur planting of grains, vegetables and fruit on unoccupied land as it intervenes in the agroindustrial sector to ensure the food supply amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, President..
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Honduras registers third coronavirus case, president says

Honduran authorities have detected the Central American country's third case of coronavirus infection, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Friday.
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Honduras vows to fight corruption after ending anti-graft body's mandate

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Sunday he was committed to battling corruption after his government ended the mandate of an anti-graft mission in the country backed by the..
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Honduras lawmakers urge president to shut down anti-corruption body

Honduran lawmakers allied with President Juan Orlando Hernandez have voted against renewing an agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption body.
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Honduran inmate who linked president's brother to drug deals killed

An alleged drug dealer with knowledge of drug shipments involving a brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez convicted this month for drug trafficking, was killed on Saturday in prison, his..
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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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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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Honduran president denies protecting brother caught in U.S. drug probe

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday that he had never intervened to protect anybody, after his brother was accused of smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States for years..
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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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