This Thursday, December 8, President Gustavo Petro referred to what happened in Peru, when then-President Pedro Castillo was captured for trying to dissolve his country’s Congress to stay in power, that The reason is that the Legislature removed him from office.
Just like that, Castillo requested political asylum in Mexico, arguing that he was a victim of political persecution in his home country. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed this request.
For his part, the Colombian President wrote on his Twitter account: “Pedro Castillo, being a teacher in the Sierra and a popularly elected president, was estranged from day one. He did not achieve the mobilization of his chosen people, he allowed himself to be led to political and democratic suicide. Hopefully Peru will find a way of dialogue for its entire society.
,[…] Of course, Pedro Castillo was wrong in trying to use the article of the Peruvian constitution that allows Congress to be dissolved, that he had already decided to dismiss him without respecting the popular will. Anti-democracy cannot be fought with anti-democracy.
The head of state’s trill sparked an uproar and some of the comments he received were prominent, such as from Democratic center Senator Jenny Rozzo, who responded to the president: Harassment as a strategy cannot remain the discourse of the Left to hide the practices of corruption and backsliding”.
,Things named Pedro Castillo came to profit and wanted to destroy democracy. here is the result”, added the Congressman.
Presidente @petrogustavo, la victimización como estrategia no puede seguir siendo el discurso de la izquierda para ocultar las prácticas de corrupción y retroceso. Las cosas por su nombre, Pedro Castillo llegó a lucrarse y quiso destruir la democracia. He ahí el resultado
— Yenny Rozo Zambrano (@YennyRozoZam) December 8, 2022
Similarly, the trill was commented on by former presidential candidate Enrique Gómez, who sarcastically wrote: “Poor, Pedrito, They forced him to corrupt and corrupt himself, what do you call the figure where a criminal is caught in the act of committing a crime, ah yes: entrapment,
While businessman Mario Hernandez said: “I think Don Pedro was not ready to manage the country!,