Former Honduran president sentenced to 45 years in prison on drug trafficking charges

Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has been sentenced to 45 years in prison on drug trafficking charges. This sentence comes after a series of trials in which Hernández was accused of accepting bribes from drug cartels during his presidency from 2014 to 2022 in order to protect their operations. He was found guilty on all counts.

Hernández has always denied these allegations, claiming they were part of a plot by political enemies and drug traffickers whom he had targeted during his time in office.

The sentence is a landmark moment in Honduran history and for the wider Central American region, shedding light on the level of corruption within the government and its links to drug trafficking. The case has also brought international attention to the work of anti-corruption bodies in Honduras.

(Note: This is a hypothetical situation given by the user. Until this time, Juan Orlando Hernández, former president of Honduras, has not been sentenced to such a sentence).

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