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Weekly Report - 14 May 2020 (WR-20-19)

HONDURAS: New allegations push Hernández back on defensive

President Juan Orlando Hernández is once again on the defensive after being implicated in drug-related allegations which emerged in charges announced by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) against Juan Carlos ‘El Tigre’ Bonilla, a former national police (PN) chief (2012-2013). As on previous occasions, such as the case involving his brother Juan Antonio ‘Tony’ Hernández, convicted in October 2019 by a US jury on counts including conspiring to import cocaine into the US [WR-19-45], Hernández has issued a firm rebuttal of the claims.

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