Latin America Weekly

💥 Crisis in Honduras, emergency in Peru, Maduro’s sham

Hello, and welcome to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: two speakers for one Congress in Honduras, oil spill in Peru, Maduro holding on to power once more.

Congressional turmoil sparks tension in Honduras

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Libre lawmaker Rasel Thome tries to assault Jorge Calix, who tried to win the House Speaker position, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photo: Fredy Rodriguez/Reuters via Alamy

Honduras left-wing President-elect Xiomara Castro is set to take office tomorrow, but her inauguration could be eclipsed by a congressional controversy that led to fisticuffs and upended the country ahead of its change of leadership.

Context. Prior to the election, Ms. Castro and her Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre) established an alliance with the centrist Savior Party of Honduras (PSH). Salvador Nasralla, the leader...

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