New Peruvian President Dina Beluarte. Photo: Google


Peru’s new president, Dina Boluarte, said Thursday, Dec. 8, that she hopes that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who had offered to go to Peru, will travel to her country soon to comply with the pre-tempore delivery of the Pacific Alliance.

Boluarte, who took office on Wednesday, Dec. 7, after her predecessor, Pedro Castillo, was deposed by Congress after an unsuccessful coup attempt, made no mention of the fact that López Obrador had tried to offer Castillo asylum when he was being arrested for crimes against his own people.

“Here we are waiting for you with open arms,” Boluarte said this Thursday in a brief interview with local media.

Last month, AMLO canceled Mexico’s hosting of the Pacific Alliance Summit after Castillo was denied permission to attend by the Peruvian Congress.

Late Thursday, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard stated that, given the crisis in Peru, the Pacific Alliance Summit, which was scheduled for Dec. 14, would be suspended.

Boluarte said that the relations between the countries of the region must be suitable, the “most sisterly.”

Meanwhile, an extraordinary hearing has been set to determine whether a preventive detention against Castillo for rebellion is appropriate, after announcing the dissolution of Congress and imposing a curfew.

Earlier in the day, Castillo formally applied for political asylum in Mexico, Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said.

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