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High stakes for outgoing Honduras president Hernandez

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Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Juan Orlando Hernandez faces an uncertain future when his scandal-marred reign as Honduras president ends in January, along with the immunity from prosecution that the position gave him. His National Party (PN) presidential candidate Nasry Asfuera has conceded defeat to leftist Xiomara Castro, who will be sworn in as her country’s first ever woman president in less than two months. Hernandez, 53, told AFP earlier this year that he intends to “step away from public life” to write his memoirs. But US prosecutors have accused Hernandez of protecting drug traffickers in exchang…

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