There is still such a "grudge" between Taiwan and Honduras, which has just "severed diplomatic relations"?
On March 26, China established diplomatic relations with Honduras. Three days before (23rd), former Kuomintang "legislator" Tsai Zhengyuan exposed a tangled past between Taiwan and female President Castro on Facebook, sighing that it was really "vicissitudes of the sea, the world is impermanent".
According to Cai Zhengyuan's post, the whole thing will start in 2009.
At that time, a coup d'état occurred in Honduras, the then president was arrested and exiled by the military, and two female relatives of the president's family fled to the "Taiwan Embassy" to seek political asylum. The "embassy" took in one of the younger, pregnant young women in the name of humanity, but rejected the other middle-aged woman. The woman then turned to the Brazilian embassy for help, which the Brazilian ambassador accepted and scolded the junta military police who had taken away the coup.
In 2019, indigenous cadres of the opposition in Honduras launched a struggle for land justice, only to be hunted down by the military and police. The cadres fled to the "Taiwan Embassy", but this time, the "Embassy" received orders from their superiors to expel the cadres. In this way, the military and police arrested many people at that time, and the opposition party also broke with Taiwan since then.
In 2022, the Honduran presidential election, the opposition won a big victory, and the new president is called Castro, a woman, the middle-aged woman who was rejected outside the "Taiwan Embassy" in 2009. I don't know if it's a coincidence, the person who took in Castro that year was the current Brazilian President Lula.
After reading the story 14 years ago, some netizens on the island couldn't help but sigh "It's not impermanence, it's incompetence" ↓
Castro was born in 1959 in Gucigalpa, Honduras. On December 20, 2021, Castro was successfully elected as the new president of Honduras as the candidate of the "Freedom and Reconstruction Party". The Freedom and Reconstruction Party, the largest opposition party in Honduras, is a left-wing party that advocates "socialism for the 21st century," led by Castro's husband, Manuel Zelaya, and Castro, the country's first female president.
As early as during the presidential election, Castro publicly stated that if he wins, he will seek to establish diplomatic relations with China.
On March 14, Castro announced via social media that she had instructed Honduras' foreign minister to handle matters related to establishing formal diplomatic relations with China.
After the "severance of diplomatic relations" with Honduras, there are currently only 13 so-called "countries with diplomatic relations" left by the Taiwan authorities, namely Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands, Belize, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala, Haiti, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Eswatini, and the Vatican.