Could Honduras Shift Left? A Look at Xiomara Castro

By Brendan O’Boyle

The former first lady and democratic socialist could become Honduras’ first female president. That may be the easy part.

In Honduras’ presidential election on November 28, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya could make history in an already historic year: Her victory would make her the first woman to lead the nation since it declared independence from Spain 200 years ago.  A self-described democratic socialist and wife to former President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, Castro was the runner-up in the 2013 presidential election. She finished second as the vice-presidential candidate for TV personality Salvador Nasralla in 2017, a ticket that lost by 50,000 votes in a disputed vote that reelected President Juan Orlando...

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