Xiomara Castro: The new President of Honduras and the outlook for the country’s relations with China
November 28th marked the general elections in Honduras for a new Head of State. Candidate Xiomara Castro, of the Libertad y Fundación Party, won with 1,709,081 votes, equivalent to 50.63% of the total. The new leader has championed numerous proposals, one that has generated the most controversy due to its diplomatic consequences has to do with the breaking of bilateral relations with Taiwan to establish them with the People’s Republic of China.
Taiwan donated to the Nacer Foundation in Honduras
On November 2, Fundación Nacer received a large donation from the Republic of China (Taiwan), amounting to one million one hundred and fifty thousand lempiras, equivalent to USD $ 47,000. The donation was made by the Taiwanese Ambassador to Honduras, Diego Wen, to support activities to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.