Honduras and the Jerusalem Embassy: How Netanyahu Backed Arms and Cocaine Deals

Despite very serious allegations against the then-Honduran president, Israeli governments continued to supply him with arms that were used to suppress his opponents and traffic drugs to the United States

Eitay Mack
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At around 2:30 P.M. on Thursday April 21, an airplane belonging to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration took off from the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, carrying former President Juan Orlando Hernández to face trial in Manhattan on drug trafficking and firearms charges.

This marked the end of the political career of Hernández, who was first elected president in a shady election in 2013 after a military coup in which the previous president was arrested and exiled to Costa Rica while still wearing pajamas.

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