Honduras eyes change with new leadership


The central America’s country of Honduras does not normally make the global headlines, but the election last November in which the left-leaning candidate Xiomara Castro won, promises to usher in not only change for the country, but also potentially relations with bigger powers such as America and China.

Castro is scheduled to take office on 27 January. While her positioning aligns with most of the revolutionary Caribbean, the ouster of the former president, Juan Orlando Hernandez who faces charges of drug trafficking, kidnapping and corruption presents a new opportunity for change. What does it all mean for Hondurans?

Guest: Suyapa Portillo Villeda – Associate professor of Chicanx/Latinx Transnational Studies at Pitzer College, Author of Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras from the University of Texas Press.

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