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Petro continues to support Castillo after a motion by the Peruvian Congress

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Petro continues to support Castillo after a motion by the Peruvian Congress

Colombian President Gustavo Petro He came out again in defense of the former Peruvian president Pedro Castillo, assuring that he is a president “popularly elected without being able to exercise his position and detained without a criminal judge’s sentence” after the rejection shown by the Peruvian Congress for “acts of interference”.

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The Congress of Peru approved, this Wednesday, December 28, a parliamentary motion rejecting “the constant acts of meddling in internal affairs” of the Andean country by the presidents of MexicoAndrés Manuel López Obrador, and the Colombian.

Referring to this rejection of the Peruvian Congress to the declarations of Colombia and Mexico, the only ones that have openly supported Castillo together with the presidents of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, and Bolivia, Luis Arce, Petro reiterated his position through a message on social networks.

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“Article 23 of the American convention establishes as a political right to elect and be elected. To remove this right, a sentence from a criminal judge is needed. We have a president in South America popularly elected without being able to hold office and detained without a sentence from a criminal judge,” Petro wrote on his Twitter account.

The Colombian president also added what “The violation of the American convention on human rights is manifest in Peru. I cannot ask the Venezuelan government to re-enter the Inter-American Human Rights System and, at the same time, applaud that said system is being violated in Peru.”he assured.

The new administration of Peru had already shown his “deep malaise” by the statements of Petro in support of Castillo considering them an interference “unacceptable” in the internal affairs of the country.

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The government of Dina Boluarte referred to Petro’s message in which he assured that “today there is a crisis” in Peru, where there are “a popularly elected president imprisoned”which he qualified as “outburst”.

Pedro Castillo, the former president of Peru.


Petro also said that the internal crisis in Peru “it is altering the schedule of the integration process that we brought”, So, as he remarked, the difficulties that Congress Peruvian had been putting Pedro Castillo to travel to Latin American meetings prevented “the articulation, the economic integration of Latin America and the Andean area”.

Colombia also signed a statement together with the Governments of Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia ensuring that Castillowhom they still recognize as president, is “the victim of undemocratic harassment”, something to which the Peruvian government responded by calling its ambassadors for consultations.

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Castillo was dismissed on December 7 by Congressafter announcing that he would close the Legislature and govern by decree, and He is currently serving preventive detention for 18 months for the alleged commission of the crime of rebellion and conspiracy, charges for which he faces a possible sentence of 10 years in prison.


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