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  • 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.

  • Thursday, January 20th 2022 - 09:38 UTC

    Beijing and Taiwan jockeying for influence in Honduras

    Despite the costly “dollar diplomacy”, Taiwan has since lost diplomatic relations with eight countries.

    Next January 27, the president-elect of Honduras in Central America, a country known to live off the drugs trade and international aid will be taking office. Xiomara Castro, the first woman president of the country, and an icon of the left-wing progressive parties of Latin America promised during her campaign that her administration would cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and establish full relations with Beijing, as recently happened in neighboring Nicaragua.

  • Wednesday, December 1st 2021 - 09:54 UTC

    Latin American left wing leaders expecting progressive victories in Chile and Brazil

    “Xiomara Castro will be the first woman president in Honduras history. This is great news, great news for Central America”, said the ex Spanish president Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

    The Puebla Group, a gathering of left-wing leaders from Latin America and Spain held a meeting in Mexico on Tuesday to celebrate the victory of Xiomara Castro in the Honduran presidential election and looked forward to similar triumphs by Chilean candidate Gabriel Boric in December and hopefully Lula da Silva next year in Brazil.

  • Monday, November 29th 2021 - 12:22 UTC

    Honduras about to have first woman president; LatAm takes turn to the left

    Exit polls also seemed to confirm Castro's victory with between 48 and 51% of the vote.

    Chavist candidate Xiomara Castro seemed on track Monday morning to become the first female president of Honduras after 38.94% of the votes had been counted. Castro, a former first lady whose husband Manuel Zelaya was ousted by a coup in 2009, had obtained 53.44% of the votes, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE), after Sunday's elections.

  • Monday, November 25th 2013 - 15:21 UTC

    Two presidential candidates claim victory in Honduras; fears of violence and instability

    Conservative Hernandez was ahead with 34% against 29% for populist Xiomara Castro. (Photo AFP)

    Both leading presidential candidates in crime-wracked Honduras declared victory late Sunday, setting the stage for a possible round of street protests and violence in one the world's deadliest countries. With more than half the votes counted, conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez was ahead with 34% against 29% for populist Xiomara Castro.

  • Saturday, November 23rd 2013 - 07:11 UTC

    Honduran elections could turn out to be a box of surprises

    Xiomara Castro is leading a tight race four years after her husband Manuel Zelaya was ousted from office

    Four years after her husband was ousted in a coup, Honduran populist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro is threatening to break the century-old dominance of right-wing parties in Sunday's elections.