Honduran Ex-Congressman Convicted of Cocaine-Trafficking Scheme

Only two days into their deliberations, a federal jury in New York reached a verdict sure to cause a political earthquake in Latin America. Honduran Congressman Antonio “Tony” Hernández was found guilty Friday of a drug-trafficking conspiracy that prosecutors say also involved that country’s president.

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Jury to Decide Fate of Honduran President’s Brother Over Drug Charges

When trial opened two weeks ago, U.S. federal prosecutors regaled a New York jury with a portrait of Honduras with its president and his brother, a congressman, on the take from El Chapo: a virtual narco-state with mayors, congressmen, military guards and police chiefs guarding a lucrative cocaine trade.

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Honduran President Got $1M from El Chapo, US Says

And El Chapo makes three. The trial of a Honduran congressman charged with cocaine trafficking opened Wednesday with a U.S. prosecutor saying that Mexico’s most famous drug lord “personally delivered $1 million” for the congressman’s brother, who is president of Honduras.

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Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Faces Sentencing Wednesday

Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” go quietly? For Joaquin Guzman, that’s the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City on Wednesday. The highly anticipated hearing could be his last chance to speak publicly before spending the rest of his life behind bars at a maximum security federal prison

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