Juan Orlando Hernandez, the former President of Honduras and once a close US ally, is now accused by US federal prosecutors of being an accessory to weapons and drug smuggling. His brother, Tony, is serving a life sentence in US federal prison.

Politicians, police, and soldiers work as contractors for drug cartels; which have evolved into de facto corporations.

Renowned Honduran political analyst and constitutional lawyer Raúl Pineda discusses the institutionalization of the cartels under the watch of a former president who was once Washington’s darling.

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