Honduran leftist, teamed with TV host, gains in race to be first woman president

FILE PHOTO: Xiomara Castro, presidential candidate for the opposition Libre Party, gives a thumbs up during the closing rally of her electoral campaign in San Pedro Sula, Honduras November 20, 2021. REUTERS/Yoseph Amaya

By Gustavo Palencia and David Alire Garcia

TEGUCIGALPA – Leftist Xiomara Castro has a shot at winning an election on Sunday, to become Honduras’ first female president and end years of conservative rule marred by graft and ties to drug smugglers.

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