Leftist Libertad y Refundación (Libre) party candidate Xiomara Castro de Zelaya won November’s presidential elections in Honduras with 51% of the vote — the highest proportion of votes for a presidential candidate in Honduran history, reports Ben Radford.
National Popular Resistance Front of Honduras
The National Popular Resistance Front of Honduras (FNRP) received the annual International Herbert Anaya Human Rights Prize in El Salvador, awarded by human rights organisations. The FNRP struggles against the US-backed Honduran dictatorship that came to power in a military coup last year. Gloria Anaya, the oldest daughter of the slain human rights activist for whom the award is named, told Prensa Latina the award ceremony took place during the closing of the Seventh International Congress on Human Rights at the University of El Salvador.