the former first lady lilia paredes expressed gratitude to the Mexican government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) for accepting his political asylum. In the publication that he made, he asked human rights organizations to “protect (…) our compatriots.” In addition, he requested “special health care” from his spouse and former President of the Republic, José Pedro Castillo Terroneslocked in the Barbadillo prison.
Indeed, AMLO was willing to provide the entry of blood relatives of the former Peruvian head of state, even before any request. His support transcended diplomacy, since the president gave an annoyed opinion of the retention of Castillo Terrones after his coup attempt on December 7.
On the same Tuesday, the 20th of that month, that the Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrad, confirmed that the asylum was accepted, a judicial resolution allowed Paredes and his children to process the safe conduct to leave the nation. The Criminal Appeals Chamber of the National Superior Court of Justice declared the appearance null and void with restrictions imposed on the former first lady.
Regarding a hypothetical extradition for the investigation of the Public Ministry against Paredes —which denounces her as a member of an alleged criminal organization headed by her husband—, former Foreign Minister Rodríguez Mackay ruled out, in past dialogue with this media outletthat such a possibility exists. If it happens, it would be contradictory, because the AMLO government would have to agree.
Peruvian government declared the Mexican foreign minister persona non grata in the country
The Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ana Gervasi Díaz, announced the same day that the Mexican government approved political asylum for Pedro Castillo’s closest family, the government decision to appoint persona non grata to the chancellor of said country in our nation, Pablo Monroy Conesa.
This fact was notified to the head of diplomatic relations in the Central American country, Marcelo Ebrad, who wrote on Twitter that the decision was “unfounded and reprehensible.” “The conduct of our ambassador has been attached to the law and the principle of non-intervention,” he added.