The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)said on Wednesday that the deposed president of Peru, Pedro Castilloremains “the legal and legitimate president” and that he was imprisoned as a result of a “coup”.
AMLO also described the current Peruvian government as “racist” and asserted that he was imprisoned Castle “Because he is from the mountains, he is indigenous.” It is the strongest statement so far of Lopez Obradorwhich does not recognize the current Peruvian president Dina Boluarte.
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“I maintain that (Castillo) is the legal and legitimate president,” said Lopez Obrador at his morning press conference. “They don’t accept Pedro Castillo because he is from the mountains, he is indigenous”said the Mexican president.
boluarte took office on December 7 after Congress removed Castleafter he announced the dissolution of Parliament to avoid a vote that would have dismissed him.
The period of Castlethe first Peruvian ruler of rural Andean origin, was marked by corruption scandals and constant resignations in the cabinet.
The government of Lopez Obrador has not said it will withdraw formal recognition of the government of boluarte. But bilateral relations have deteriorated due to his position.
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In February, Boluarte withdrew his ambassador in response to statements by López Obrador.
The formal position of Mexico It is that it does not “recognize” or fail to recognize the governments of other countries, but it has not explained how it squares with the president’s statements.
The protests in the Peru against the removal of Castle they began in December and the police have responded with violence. There were 67 deaths, mainly protesters, according to the Ombudsman’s Office.
Lopez Obrador He has criticized the death of protesters in Peru, but has been criticized for saying little about the hundreds of Nicaraguans killed or exiled by the president’s government Daniel Ortega.
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