The appointment of new magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras has generated significant fissures within the Government of Honduras, headed by leftist Xiomara Castro.
This has been evidenced in the criticism that the vice-president of the Central American nation, Salvador Nasralla, has issued against Castro during an interview with CNN en Español.
Nasralla said that if Castro and her political party, Libre, obtain a majority in the highest Court, a scenario similar to the concentration of power in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela or Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua could be reproduced in Honduras.
“The problem is that if Zelaya manages to control the Court of Justice, he will have control of the three branches of government, as Ortega and Maduro have, which would turn us into a new Venezuela,” Nasralla said during the interview.
The Honduran Parliament must select new members of the Supreme Court for the period 2023-2030.
However, this has been impossible so far since no party in Congress has yielded to the intention of the ruling Libre party to have at least eight magistrates in the Court, thus consolidating a majority in that space.
The Government of Peru has withdrawn its ambassador in Honduras, Jorge Raffo, after assessing that the Central American country has taken part in internal political matters of the Andean nation.
“Lima has cataloged the facts as an “unacceptable interference”.
Such development of the facts is framed within the diplomatic crisis in which President Dina Boluarte has been immersed after the position adopted by several leftist governments in the region, who, in many cases, have come out in defense of the ousted coup president, Pedro Castillo.
Some nations that have recently had episodes of confrontation with Peru have been Bolivia, Mexico, and Colombia.
Previously, the president of Honduras, the leftist Xiomara Castro, during her speech at the VII summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), described Boluarte as a “coup leader”.
At the same time, she charged against the Latin American “right-wing”.
“As a consequence of the position adopted by Honduras, bilateral relations with that country will be maintained, indefinitely, at the level of chargé d’affaires,” the Peruvian Foreign Ministry also clarified on social networks.