General Juan Alberto Melgar Castro

On April 22, 1975, General Juan Alberto Melgar Castro took power in an overthrow of the government in Honduras.  His predecessor was implicated in a bribery scandal with the United Fruit Company, a US corporation.  Castro was a graduate of the US School of the Americas, which has educated a number of less than stellar pupils, including Manual Noriega. Castro was in turn overthrown by the Honduran military in 1979.

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