The self-coup that the former president Peter Castillo performed in Peru in December of last year it opened a conflict with Mexico which is far from resolved. This week the Peruvian Congress declared the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obradorand the Mexican said he does not want “economic or trade relations” with Peru until “there is normality, democracy.” And the Peruvian president treated him as ignorant.
The new chapter in the bilateral struggle was for the presidency pro tempore of the Pacific Alliance. Today Mexico has it, it has to be delivered to Peru and López Obrador refuses.
“I’m handing it over to the Chileans, but I won’t hand it over to the lady who is usurping the presidency. Until there is democratic normality in Peru, we do not want economic or trade relations with them. It just lies in wait” López Obrador said this Friday.
“Stand by. We deliver it to them, I’ll send a letter to President (Gabriel) Boric (of Chile) saying they are no longer blaming us politicians in Peru, that’s it. If Chile delivers to Peru it’s their business, but we won’t participate until we there will be democratic political normalcy in Peru,” the Mexican president said.
Hours earlier, Peru’s National Congress declared Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador “persona non grata” for his remarks against President Dina Boluarte.
And López Obrador boasted of that situation: “If I can’t go to Peru, my only regret is that I won’t be able to go to Machu Picchu.”
Dina Boluarte took up the gauntlet after AMLO’s statements and replied: “Regarding López Obrador’s words there in Mexicoa little rhetoric of what he says, so much ignorance for so much intelligence of the Mexican people“.
Peru had already declared the president of Colombia and Evo Morales persona non grata
The Peruvian Congress declared Colombian President Gustavo Petro persona non grata in February and former Bolivian President Evo Morales in January. All three criticized Peruvian President Dina Boluarte.
Against Petro the motion was approved with 72 votes in favor, 29 against and 7 abstentions, establishes that Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, is declared “persona non grata” and urges the Executive to “guarantee” that the Colombian head of state ” does not enter the national territory”.
Against AMLO, the motion obtained 65 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, also urging the ministries of the Interior and Foreign Relations to “take the necessary actions to ensure that the president of Mexico does not enter the national territory”.
In turn, the Peruvian Congress is one of the most discredited and unpopular institutions, according to polls. The company Ipsos Peru indicated that Parliament had 79% of disapproval in May, only 13% support it.
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