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President of Honduras visits Washington

FILE - In this March 11, 2019 file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez steps off a bus at an event to inaugurate a new police force to safeguard urban transit, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. U.S. federal prosecutors have on Friday, Aug. 2, accused Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez of having used $1.5 million in drug trafficking proceeds to secure the presidency. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)

WASHINGTON — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is in Washington only days after U.S. federal prosecutors accused him of essentially running a narco-state and of having received campaign contributions from cocaine traffickers in exchange for protection.

Hernández denies the accusations and on Tuesday sent a tweet of himself jogging at the National Mall. Hernández plans to meet with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States. His office says he plans to attend a meeting of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission.

Both President Donald Trump and members of Congress are out of Washington due to the summer recess.

A spokesperson from the Drug Enforcement Administration says there are there are no planned meetings with Hernández.

The Associated Press