The Democratic Senator from Oregon Jeff Merkley presented a bill that seeks to prevent the entry into the United States of the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, until it is proven that he is not linked to drug trafficking. In an interview with CNN, Merkley said that the most important thing about this project is that, if approved, the US would not support the Honduran security forces and would not be committed to prolonging this government structure that links a corruption scheme between drug traffickers and government institutions. Documents presented on January 8 by United States federal prosecutors in a New York court indicate that the president of Honduras allegedly made a profit by working to introduce cocaine into the United States with an alleged drug trafficker, a statement that the Honduran Presidential House qualified as "100% false".
Senator explains why he wants to ban the Honduran president from entering the US | Video | CNN
Democratic Senator from Oregon Jeff Merkley introduced a bill that seeks to prevent the entrance to the US of the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando | United States | CNN