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From the editorial

Newspaper La Jornada
Thursday December 22, 2022, p. 3

The newly appointed Prime Minister of Peru, Alberto Otárola, said yesterday: Regarding the statements by the President of Mexico, Manuel López Obrador, I would like to emphasize that the Foreign Ministry has led this process. Simply, to reiterate that Peru regrets that a sister country is in a lamentable state of diplomatic relations, basically fostered by Mr. López.

Meanwhile, the ousted former president Pedro Castillo denounced last night on Twitter that he has not been allowed to meet with the delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that is in Peru, and has held meetings with the government and relatives of the victims of repression.

He published a letter from his lawyer Wilfredo Arturo Robles Rivera, who pointed out that the IACHR has not responded to his request to hold a meeting and warned that it is feared that this meeting cannot be held. due to possible political pressure.

In his first press conference in Lima, he stated: We call on Mr. López to stop referring to Peru because we have achieved with great effort that the country be at peace. We are not going to allow people who have no relationship with the government to demonstrate, causing incessant interference in the internal affairs of the country. The chancery is handling that matterPeruvian media reported on their portals.

Otárola, until yesterday Minister of Defense, pointed out that, wary of high interest of the country, Peruvian diplomacy made the decision the day before yesterday to declare ungrateful person the ambassador of Mexico in Peru, Pablo Monroy Conesa, and demand his departure from the country in 72 hours due to the constant interference about their internal affairs.

The governments of Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Bolivia issued a joint statement last week in which they assured that Castillo had been the victim of political harassment since he took office last year and urged the new government of Peru to refrain from reversing the popular will expressed at the polls, which was rejected by the new government.

Otárola assured: I could assure you that relations with these countries will not be broken because they are brother countries and to which we are going to explain, according to the planning that we have and the contacts, the real disposition of Peru and what has happened in the last days and we are I’m sure they’ll understand.

Regarding Castillo’s wife, Lilia Paredes, who yesterday arrived as a refugee in Mexican territory, she explained that Mexico has been informed that the lady is involved in a preparatory investigation, as a co-author of the crime of criminal organization, that is what appears in the records of the Prosecutor’s Office.

He indicated that the Mexican government has been reaffirmed that In Peru there is no political persecution, the rule of law and the separation of powers prevailin allusion to the declarations of the highest authorities in Mexico on the political situation of the country and which have been described as meddling by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry.

Meanwhile, the bench of the Peru Libre party, which nominated Pedro Castillo for the presidency in 2021, rejected the decision to expel the Mexican ambassador Pablo Monroy. We reject the actions of Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi, as well as Mrs. Dina Boluarte, who have no moral authority or legitimacy to break diplomatic relations with any country in the region, even less when, to this day, they carry on their shoulders 28 deceased in the country and want the international community not to denounce these actsindicated the bank in a statement cited by the Sputnik news agency.

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