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The Peruvian Congress declares the president of Mexico “persona non grata”.

Peru’s National Congress declared this Thursday that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was “unwelcome” for his remarks against President Dina Boluarte, whom he described as a “usurper” after she refused to hand over the presidency of the Pacific Alliance.

The motion, which was approved by 65 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, also urged the ministries of internal and external relations to “ensure the necessary actions to ensure that the president of Mexico does not enter the national territory.”

López Obrador earned the rejection of the Peruvian parliament for “proposals accepted (against Dina Boluarte), which again constitute a violation of the principle of non-interference in matters that are within the internal jurisdiction of another State.”

“The problem here is that President Manuel López Obrador does not recognize President Boluarte, our Congress, and does not want to give us the presidency of the Pacific Alliance for the time being,” said right-wing congresswoman Maria del Carmen Alva, who presented it. movement

The Mexican dignity was released on the 15th of May in the diplomatic war against Boluarte, following the release of Pedro Castello the previous day.

“I cannot give anything that the president of Peru is not legally and legitimately to us,” said López Obrador at the time in a press conference, reiterating that he would not transfer the presidency of the Pacific League to Peru.

“Can we hand her over to Chile, so that Colombia can see what they are doing; but this lady, with respect to whom she is equal, expelled our ambassador from Peru,” he added.

Mexico defends Castello, claiming that he is the “legitimate” president of Peru. Last December, he granted asylum to the wife and two minor children of the former Peruvian president.

López Obrador is the second president to whom the Peruvian Congress, ruled by the majority of the judiciary, has put down a finger so far this year.

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Last February, Gustavo Petro Colombian was declared “persona non grata” for drawing similarities between the Peruvian police and Nazi soldiers.

Since Boluarte came to power last December, the Peruvian diplomat has had various frictions with the governments of Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia.

Pedro Castello, a left-wing scholar, was arrested in Peru after December 7, accused of rebellion after he tried to dissolve Congress and rule by decree. He served in prison until December 2015.


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