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World News: Castro makes history as first female president in Honduras Updated: 2022-01-27 11:55:04 KST


Let's take a look at what's going on in 'The World Now'.

Hondorus is set to make history on Thursday, when it swears in the country's first female president in Xiomara Castro.
Castro is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, in a nation where the left has rarely seen support, and few women hold public office.
But the president-elect was able to garner significant support, with many of the country's citizens tired of corruption and a concentration of power since 2009, when her husband and the former President Manuel Zelaya was deposed in a coup, after aligning with late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Castro's victory also brings an end to, over 12 years of conservative National Party rule.
She's promised significant changes in Honduras, including a constitutional overhaul, fighting corruption alongside the UN, and loosening restrictions on abortion.

While Honduras may be introducing their new leader soon, Italy is no closer to choosing their own.
The country's political parties held a third round of voting on Wednesday, to elect a new head of state, but parties are at loggerheads over a mutually acceptable candidate.
The race for the seven-year role as the president of Italy is still wide open, as neither the center-right nor the center-left bloc have enough votes to carry their candidates.
The on-going deadlock comes as the majority of the one,nine lawmakers and regional delegates cast blank ballots on the first two days, in a bid to buy time while negotiations continue.
A candidate needs a two-thirds majority in any of the first three rounds of voting.

Over in Mexico, journalists on Tuesday began a nationwide protests to denounce the recent murders of three reporters, calling for an end to the impunity that has often characterized the killings of their colleagues.
The latest protests come as journalist Lourdes Maldonado was shot and killed on Sunday, with no arrests made, just three years after she told the president that she feared for her life.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has long been criticized for not doing more to protect reporters, but said his government would investigate and prevent further murders of journalists.

Finally over to India,.. where the country showcased its latest weaponry, technological advancements and its cultural diversity during their 73rd Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Military tanks, weapons and missiles were showcased throughout the celebrations, followed by traditional dance and art performances.
India won independence from British rule on August 15, 1947, but it wasn't until January 26, 1950 that the country declared itself a sovereign republic.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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