Mexico negotiates a safe-conduct so that the family of the former president of Peru Pedro Castilloa refugee in the Mexican embassy in Lima, can leave the country, reported Tuesday the foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard.
“What is being negotiated would be the safe passage so that, if they want to go out, they can do it and come to Mexico”, said the minister during the usual conference of the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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ebrard confirmed that the family of the detained ex-leftist president -made up of his wife, her younger sister and two children- has already received political asylum from Mexico.
After being dismissed by Congress on December 7Castillo formally requested asylum from the Mexican government through his lawyer.
Lopez Obradorwho considers the arrest of Castlewho unsuccessfully tried to take refuge in the Mexican embassy, had stated on Monday that he was willing to receive the former president, as well as his family and “all those who feel persecuted in the Peru”.
lilia paredeswife of the ex-governor, is being investigated by the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office as a possible coordinator of an alleged corruption network that her husband was supposedly leading, but this investigation does not prevent the granting of asylumassured last Sunday Dina Boluartesuccessor of Castle.
At least 21 people have died during the demonstrations that broke out after the dismissal of Castlewhich occurred on December 7 after he decreed the closure of Congress, intervened in the judicial system and ruled by decree, in the prelude to a new impeachment trial to remove him from power.
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