Honduran civil groups call for president’s resignation over drug trafficking charges

DOZENS of Honduran civil society organisations yesterday demanded the “immediate” resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and main government officials for having turned the country into a “narco-state.”

Hernandez’s brother was sentenced to life in prison by a New York judge at the end of March for large-scale drug trafficking. During the trial, US prosecutors said the president had been a “co-conspirator” in Tony Hernandez’s crimes.