Xiomara Castro becomes the first female President of Honduras

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 Xiomara Castro has become the first female President of Honduras.

The 62-year-old was Honduras’ First Lady when her husband Manuel Zelaya was president from 2006 to 2009.

On her Instagram, president Xiomara wrote in Spanish: “Today from Honduras we send a powerful message to the world: hope will always be stronger, love will always be stronger and unity will always be the true strength.

“Thank you people! I will always carry this pride to represent you. Let’s now create a historic government, the one for which we fight and dream.”