Honduran president warns of drug cartel plan to assassinate self, U.S. envoy
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday authorities were investigating an alleged plan by a drug cartel to assassinate him and the U.S. ambassador to the Central American country, James Nealon.
A conservative lawyer who came to power in 2014, Hernandez has reined in homicides with a tough policy against drug cartels that use Honduras as a base to move cocaine into the United States, amid concerns expressed by rights groups.
"They reported there was evidence of plans for an attack against Ambassador Nealon and against (myself) by an Atlantic criminal group,"... read more
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