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Yearbook 2018

Honduras. On January 27, President Juan Orlando Hernández was sworn in as the first president since the reintroduction of democracy in 1982 to hold office for two terms. However, the electoral victory was followed by a long drawn out political battle over the November 2017 election results. the talks between the parties arranged by the UN to reach an agreement. However, part of the background to PL's decision was also internal struggles within the party.

2018 Honduras

According to Countryaah.com, accusations of corruption within the police system continued during the year. In February, President Porfírio Lobo's wife Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo, suspected of embezzlement and money laundering, was arrested, and in early November, 377 government officials were arrested across the country in the so-called Operación Dragón XL. But measures against public sector irregularities also suffered setbacks. In January, Chief Police Chief José David Aguilar Morán was singled out for involvement in cocaine smuggling and in connection with organized crime. At the same time, Congress voted in favor of a draft budget that significantly reduced the funding of the anti-corruption agency Maccih's and the State Prosecutor's Office.

Great attention at the end of the year got the so-called migrant caravans with refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and not least Honduras who traveled through Mexico to get to the US. The first caravan of about 7,000 people left the industrial city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras on October 13 and was later followed by several others from neighboring countries. At the end of November, they reached the Mexican border town of Tijuana opposite San Diego, California. US President Donald Trump, who, during the run-up to the congressional election, designated the migrants as criminals, ordered thousands of soldiers to the border with Mexico to prevent migrants from entering the United States.

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