We Can Say Goodbye To Hernandez, But Not To Honduras

The stunning allegation is out that—as first reported by the Hispanic television network Univision—the president of Honduras and several other high-profile politicians, including his brother, might be have been involved in a major “drug conspiracy.”

‘President Hernández, Tony Hernández, and other high-level officials — including former President Porfirio Lobo Sosa — were part of a conspiracy that leveraged drug trafficking to “maintain and enhance their political power,” the prosecutors conclude.’

As with a sick and damaged relative, bailing out on Central America is not an option.

The mood in the administration is understandably dark, and the temptation will be to bail out on this perfidious and worthless “ally.”  Unfortunately, that is not an option because the chaos that would follow would have dire consequences for the region and the U.S.—in the form of even larger waves of migrants heading to our border.

We have to swallow hard and work with the possible successor to Hernandez—thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand his resignation—and secure an important “safe third-country” deal that will keep the migrants in Honduras as they apply for entry to the U.S.  As I have also argued on this page, we must help Honduras (and Guatemala and El Salvador) get back on its feet so their citizens do not feel compelled to leave for the U.S.

As with a sick and damaged relative, bailing out on Central America is not an option.

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