She Promised to Empower Women. Will Honduras’s President Succeed?

The country’s first female leader, Xiomara Castro, is struggling to advance her feminist agenda 14 years after a coup ended the presidency of her husband, who pursued similar causes.

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Honduran Supreme Court Ratifies U.S. Extradition Request of ex-President

The former leader of Honduras is accused of colluding with drug cartels to ship tons of cocaine to the United States in return for financial support for his political party.

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Harris Seeks Ally in Honduras as She Revisits Central America

Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip was viewed as more than just showcasing the U.S. presence at the inauguration of Xiomara Castro, the first female head of state in Honduras.

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Xiomara Castro’s Party in Honduras Splits, Threatening Reform Agenda

A split in the party of the president-elect, Xiomara Castro, has left her with little political means to fight corruption and organized crime.

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Leftists Are Ascendant in Latin America as Key Elections Loom

Growing inequality and sputtering economies have helped fuel a wave of leftist victories that may soon extend to Brazil and Colombia.

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Xiomara Castro Edges Closer to Honduran Presidency as Opponent Concedes

The outcome appeared to be a repudiation of the National Party’s 12-year rule, marked by corruption and the dismantling of democratic institutions.

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Hondurans head to the polls on Sunday, but widespread political violence during the campaign and questionable results from 2017 are looming large.

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