Cristina Kirchner came to Honduras for the assumption of Xiomara Castro as president, in the midst of a strong political crisis in that country. Before, the Argentine vice president will speak at the National University in a conference entitled “Peoples always come back.”
After 9:30 p.m. -local time- (00:30 a.m. in Argentina), CFK and his entourage arrived at the Palmerola International Airport, located 90 kilometers northwest of the capital Tegucigalpa.
“We are already in Honduras to attend the inauguration of President Xiomara Castro and meet again with dear and endearing colleagues”posted on his official Twitter account @CFKArgentina.
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, 62, is the first woman to be elected president in Honduras. He arrives to replace the right-wing leader, Juan Orlando Hernández, accused of drug trafficking in a New York court. The inauguration ceremony will take place this Thursday the 27th in the midst of the political crisis that the Caribbean country is going through.
It is the first international event of the year headed by Cristina Kirchner. His peer from the United States will also be present at tomorrow’s ceremony, Kamala Harris.
The plane Tango 04 that took the former president and the Argentine officials must have departed from the Aeroparque military base after 10 a.m. and ended up taking off around 1 p.m. Although initially official sources attributed the delay to climate issues, government offices assured that the delay was due in part to the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund.
Before taking off, but already on board the plane, Cristina Kirchner received a detailed report on the latest developments in the agreement that Argentina seeks to reach with the IMF for the restructuring of the debt payments of 44 billion dollars with the international organization . As it turned out, The vice president would have given her approval to the efforts led by the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán.
The Argentine delegation that traveled to Honduras is made up of the president of the Foreign Relations Committee, Adolfo Rodriguez Saa, the senator oscar parrilli and the president of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Valdes. The Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity also traveled, Elizabeth Gomez Alcorta.
CFK will hold a bilateral meeting with Castrobefore tomorrow’s event. It will be today at 1:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. in Argentina) at the Command Transfer Command. Then, the vice president will speak at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), in a conference entitled “Peoples always come back”. The head of the Senate will be received by the mayor of the Honduran capital, Jorge Aldana.
Tomorrow at 11 (14 in Argentina) will be the act of inauguration of the president of Honduras. In addition to Kamala Harris, the presence of the King of Spain, Felipe VI; the elected president of Chile, Gabriel Boric; the president of El Salvador, Nayib B Watch; Laurentino Cortizo, from Panama; the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and his pair from Bolivia, Evo Morales.
As reported in December, the Honduran legislator Jair Dixon, among the guests were the former president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff; their peers from Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, and from the United States, Barack Obama.
The Nobel Peace Prize winners would also be added. Rigoberta Menchu Y Adolfo Perez Esquivel, and former US Democratic presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders.
“Finally, my dear companion and friend Xiomara, sooner or later, the people and history always do justice”, Cristina Kirchner told Castro on December 1, when her victory was confirmed, prevailing over Nasry Asfura, of the National Party.
On December 20, the Honduran electoral authority officially proclaimed Castro as president-elect for the period 2022-26, having won the elections on November 28, 2021. The candidate of the left-wing Libertad y Refundación (Libre ) obtained just over 1.7 million votes, equivalent to 51.12% of the valid votes.