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Tax-the-Rich Candidate Beats Honduras Ruling Party in Landslide

  • Xiomara Castro’s election ends 12 years of National Party rule
  • Castro floated idea of ending nation’s alliance with Taiwan
Xiomara Castro 

Xiomara Castro 

Photographer: Tomas Ayuso/Bloomberg

Xiomara Castro was elected president of Honduras in a landslide, pledging to tax the rich, overhaul the nation’s “failed neoliberal model” and possibly end its alliance with Taiwan. 

Castro’s victory for the leftist Libre Party makes her the nation’s first female president and ends 12 years of conservative rule by the scandal-hit National Party.