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Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to lead a delegation to Honduras later this week to witness the inauguration of the socialist president-elect who has controversial anti-Semitic ties.
Harris will attend the inauguration of Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro on Thursday after she won the Central American nation’s highest office after running on a socialist platform.
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The vice president has maintained a line of communication with Castro since the victory of the Honduran president-elect, take a call in December of last year to “deepen the partnership between the United States and Honduras,” according to Harris spokeswoman Sabrina Singh. The delegation will include U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power and Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., among others, CNN reported.
Castro is the first leader in the history of Honduras – a rather conservative nation – to be elected on a socialist platform and will also be the first woman to hold the role.
Castro’s husband, former Honduran President Mel Zelaya, a wealthy landowner in the country who was ousted from his presidency by a military coup in 2009, also raises eyebrows.
Zelaya was Castro’s campaign manager and is a polarizing figure in Honduran politics. The former president was ousted after trying to recreate the politics of socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. He was also a noted ally with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
The former Honduran president also claimed that he was tortured by Israeli mercenaries via high frequency radiation.
Castro’s running mate, First Vice President-elect Salvador Nasralla. also carries serious baggage, having made unsavory comments about Jews and Israel.
In 2020, Nasralla claimed that “the boss of outgoing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is the government of Israel” and said in a debate that the Jews control the global money supply.
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Moreover, Nasralla’s wife apologized at the Latin American Jewish Congress after declaring in an interview that “Hitler was a great leader”.
Harris’ office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital‘s request for comment.