Juan Orlando Hernández

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Juan Orlando Hernández
Juan Orlando Hernández, May 2015.jpg
President of Honduras
In office
27 January 2014 – 27 January 2022
Vice PresidentRicardo Álvarez
Preceded byPorfirio Lobo Sosa
Succeeded byXiomara Castro
Personal details
Born (1968-10-28) 28 October 1968 (age 53)
Gracias, Honduras
Political partyNational Party
Spouse(s)Ana García
Alma materNational Autonomous University of Honduras
State University of New York

Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, often written as JOH, (born October 28, 1968)[1] is a Honduran politician and businessman and drug trafficker. He became the President of Honduras following his victory in the 2013 Honduran presidential election. He was inaugurated on January 27, 2014.[2]

On 7 February 2022, Hernández was being investigated for corruption and drug trafficking.[3] The U.S. government requested an extradition against him for his involvement with narcotics on 14 February.[4][5][6] After issuing an extradition warrant, Hernández decided to surrender to US authorities on February 15, 2022.[7] A day later, Hernández was arrested at his home in Tegucigalpa.[8]

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  1. Juan Orlando, empresario y político que sueña con gobernar Honduras
  2. Catherine E. Shoichet (November 27, 2013). "Winner named in Honduras presidential vote; opposition vows protests". CNN. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  3. Blinken, Antony J. (7 February 2022). "U.S. Actions Against Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez for Corruption". U.S. Department of State.
  4. Univision. "Estados Unidos pide la extradición del expresidente hondureño Juan Orlando Hernández, según fuentes". Univision (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  5. seguir, Redacción Web Autor marcado para. "CNN: EE UU pide en extradición a Juan Orlando Hernández". www.laprensa.hn (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  6. Univision. "U.S. requests extradition of ex Honduran president Hernandez - sources". Univision (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  7. "Ex-Honduras president agrees to extradition to the US". CNN. February 15, 2022. p. 1. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  8. "El expresidente hondureño Hernández es capturado tras la petición de EE.UU. por narcotráfico". EFE (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-02-15.

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