Slow but Steady for Honduras’ New President

By Joan Humberto Suazo

Corruption, energy and rising food prices have posed challenges for Xiomara Castro.

TEGUCIGALPA — President Xiomara Castro has been in office for four tumultuous months after being elected on a platform of cleaning up the country’s politics after her predecessor was extradited to the United States on drug charges. Her administration has delivered some progress on key issues and improved relations with the U.S., which now hopes Honduras can be a key regional partner given deteriorating U.S. relationships with Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Castro’s government has proven relatively pragmatic, focused on gradual improvement. However, political limitations and...

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