The President of Peru, Dina Boluarte, asked, on Saturday February 18, his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petro, “that dedicates itself to govern“your country and stop being there”stirring up the Peruvian population” who has participated in anti-government protests since last December.
“From here I tell Mr. Petro that he dedicate himself to governing Colombia, that its streets are also filling up with protests and that he let us Peruvians resolve ours“, declared Boluarte during an official activity.
The president pointed out that she regrets “very much that certain presidents” of the region Give your opinion on the political and social crisis facing Peru, that he has left 70 people dead, and said that statements like Petro’s “are sad” for his country.
“I believe that the political situation we are experiencing is not alien to him and, from outside, continuing to incite the Peruvian population is sad. We reject all kinds of interference with our history“, he emphasized.
boluarte assumed the Presidency of Peru on December 7 by constitutional succession, after Congress removed Peter Castillo, after he announced that he was going to dissolve the Chamber, govern by decree and intervene in the Judiciary.
Congress declared, on Friday, February 17, ‘persona non grata’ to Petro, in rejection of his statements against the National Police of Peru (PNP) and asked the authorities to ensure that “do not enter the national territory“.
The motion that raised this measure referred to statements made by Petro on February 10, when he mentioned the extensive deployment of the PNP in the historic center of Lima the day before, in response to an anti-government demonstration.
“In Peru, (the police) march like Nazis, against their own people, breaking the American Convention on Human Rights“said the Colombian president.
In response, the plenary session of the Peruvian Congress expressed its rejection of the “unacceptable” expressions of the Colombian president, considering that these constitute an “offense” to the PNP, the Peruvian State and “all the Jewish people” by “trivializing the Holocaust”. .
For this reason, he declared him ‘persona non grata’ and exhorted the interior and foreign ministries to carry out “the necessary steps” to guarantee that “it does not enter the national territory”.
Last January, the Peruvian government expressed through a diplomatic letter his “energetic protest against a new act of interference” of Petro in internal politics, after he ruled on the eviction of hundreds of protesters at a university in Lima.
Parliament also approved, at the end of 2022, a motion rejecting “the constant acts of meddling in internal affairs“of the country by Petro and his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who have repeatedly come out in defense of Castillo, after his failed self-coup.
The Boluarte government had shown in December its “deep discomfort” over Petro’s statements in support of Castillo when considering them an interference “unacceptable” in the internal affairs of the country.
Peru has already declared the Mexican ambassador in Lima ‘persona non grata’, Pablo Monroy, and the former Bolivian president Evo Morales “for his constant incitement in national politics” which, in the opinion of Parliament, seek “unbalance the internal order of the country“.