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Can Xiomara Castro Make Honduras Safe for Activists?

Last month, Xiomara Castro was sworn in as the first female president of Honduras. Her leadership ends the 12-year rule of the right-wing party that helped oust her husband, former president and now first gentleman Manuel Zelaya in a military coup in 2009. Castro, a longtime political activist, won a resounding victory in November on a left-of-center platform that could align with the Biden administration’s efforts in Central America. U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, who leads the White House’s efforts on immigration, headed the U.S. delegation to her inauguration.
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Xiomara Castro becomes Honduras' first female president

Xiomara Castro was sworn in Thursday as the first female president of Honduras in a ceremony attended by world leaders including Vice President Harris. The big picture: Castro, a leftist, has promised to tackle drug trafficking and ease the country's strict abortion ban. Her election ends the right-wing National Party's 12-year run, which was dogged by claims of corruption.
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Xiomara Castro: Honduras swears in its first female president

Xiomara Castro, from the left-wing Libre (Free) Party, is the new president of Honduras. She replaces President Juan Orlando Hernández from the right-wing National Party, ending the party's 12-year reign. Watch the moment she is sworn in as the country's first female president.
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Xiomara Castro sworn in as first woman president of Honduras

Xiomara Castro has sworn in as the first female president of Honduras with a sea of waving flags at the national stadium as she took the reins of the country amid an economic and political crisis.In the event with thousands of people present to witness the inauguration ceremony at a stadium in capital  Tegucigalpa, Ms Castro vowed to restore the “broken” country she has got from the outgoing administration.The 62-year-old leader blasted former president Juan Orlando Hernández’s administration for leaving her a heavily indebted country where poverty and lack of opportunities have driven hundreds of thousands of Hondurans to migrate...

Xiomara Castro: from first lady to Honduras's first woman president

Honduras's former first lady Xiomara Castro forged her political career at the head of protests against the coup d'etat that ousted her husband, Manuel Zelaya, in 2009. Castro, trained in business administration, never set out to be a politician, but was forced into the public eye by the 2009 coup backed by Honduras's military, business elites and the political right.
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Honduras To Inaugurate First Female President Xiomara Castro

Honduras appears to be stuck in a legislative crisis as president-elect Xiomara Castro, the leftist candidate, prepares to take the oath of office as Honduras' first female leader. It's a divided government before Castro even starts. Florida International University Political Science Professor Eduardo Gamarra says the U.S. sees a colossal...