PULSE NEWS MEXICO
After President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) unabashed attacks on the newly instated Peruvian government and his blatant defense of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, Lima on Tuesday, Dec. 20, officially declared Mexican Ambassador to Peru Pablo Monroy persona non grata, giving him 72 hours to leave the country.
In a written statement, the Peruvian Foreign Affairs Ministry explained that the decision to expel Monroy was made in response to AMLO’s “continuous and reiterated declarations.”
Those declarations, the ministry said, “constitute an unacceptable interference in internal affairs, in clear violation of the principle of nonintervention.”
The statement went on to say that AMLO’s comments about democracy in Peru and the arrest of Castillo, who is accused of attempting a political coup, “are of special concern.”
“The statements by the Mexican resident are especially serious in circumstances in which the country is facing a situation of violence that is incompatible with the exercise of the legitimate right of every person to demonstrate peacefully,” it said.
This decision came after Mexico granted asylum to Castillo’s wife, Lilia Ulcida Paredes, who is currently being investigated for the crime of criminal organization, and her two minor children.