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Tag: Xiomara Castro

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 09:44 UTC

    Honduras following in on El Salvador's example of tackling crime

    Xiomara Castro has already decreed a state of partial emergency that achieved very little in curbing violence

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro has undertaken a series of security reforms collectively known as the Solution Plan against Crime somehow resembling those of neighboring El Salvador under Nayib Bukele, it was reported in Tegucigalpa.

  • Monday, June 3rd 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Mercosur and Celac heads exchange views in San Salvador

    Santiago Peña and Xiomara Castro discussed Mercosur and Celac bilateral issues

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Xiomara Castro of Honduras, who also chair the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) respectively, got together while in San Salvador during Nayib Bukele's new inauguration as President of El Salvador to discuss “issues related to how to promote a joint agenda,” it was reported.

  • Wednesday, April 17th 2024 - 20:11 UTC

    Celac joins worldwide condemnation of Ecuador's actions against Mexican Embassy

    Xiomara Castro summoned regional leaders to review Ecuador's police raid against the diplomatic mission in breach of international law

    Leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) Tuesday agreed to condemn Ecuador's April 5 storming of the Mexican Embassy in Quito to abduct former Vice President Jorge Glas, who had sought asylum there after being convicted on corruption charges.

  • Monday, June 26th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Curfew decreed in parts of Honduras following new massacre

    “I ask for your collaboration to dismantle the crime that operates with impunity in Honduras,” Castro also said on social media

    A “special curfew” was decreed Sunday by President Xiomara Castro in the Honduran municipalities of Choloma and San Pedro Sula, in the north of the country, after numerous murders Saturday, it was reported from Tegucigalpa. According to local media, in the department of Cortes alone, at least 22 people were killed in different violent incidents.

  • Monday, June 12th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Honduras wants to join BRICS bank

    President Xiomara Castro formally made the request during a meeting with Dilma Rousseff

    During her six-day visit to China, Honduran President Xiomara Castro formally asked BRICS' New Development Bank (NBD) Chairwoman Dilma Rousseff for the Central American country to join the entity, it was reported in Shanghai. A technical delegation of the Honduran government will travel in the coming days to initiate the process.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Honduran President lands in China to bolster bilateral ties

    With Castro's decision, Honduras joined the group of nations to cut diplomatic relations with Taipei

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro arrived in Shanghai Friday, starting a six-day visit to China which will include a meeting with President Xi Jinping following her government’s decision to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing and cut off ties with Taiwan.

  • Thursday, March 16th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    China in US' backyard: Honduras wants to cut links with Taiwan; Panama and Beijing working of free trade accord

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro, who said her country is seeking to establish diplomatic relations with China

    China welcomed on Wednesday the latest remarks by Honduran President Xiomara Castro, who said her country is seeking to establish diplomatic relations with China. In response to this, Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a press conference on Wednesday that 181 countries around the world have established diplomatic relations with China on the basis of the one-China principle, which fully proved that establishing diplomatic relations with China is a correct general historical and political trend.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:13 UTC

    CFK holds private meeting with Honduras President

    CFK underlined that 13 years after the coup d'état against her husband Manuel Zelaya Castro had managed to become president

    Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) Monday met with Honduran President Xiomara Castro at the former's office in Congress. The Central American leader is in Buenos Aires to attend Tuesday's VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

  • Thursday, March 17th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    Judge rules former Honduran President may be extradited to US

    Hernández left office Jan. 27, after losing the elections to current leftist President Xiomara Castro

    A Honduran judge Wednesday ruled in favor of extraditing former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States, where he is wanted for alleged drug trafficking and illegal use of weapons.

  • Thursday, January 27th 2022 - 20:56 UTC

    First woman President of Honduras says debt needs restructuring

    “No more death squads. No more silence in the face of femicides. No more hired killers. No more drug trafficking or organized crime,” President Castro also promised.

    Xiomara Castro has taken the oath of office Thursday during a ceremony at Tegucigalpa's National Stadium, thus becoming the first woman ever to reach the Presidency of Honduras.

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