After the two presidents exchanged sharp statements… Peru recalls its ambassador from Mexico

Peruvian President Dina Boloart announced the recall of her country’s ambassador to Mexico in response to criticism from Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador and his doubts about the popularity and legitimacy of the current Peruvian authorities.

At his regular conference Friday morning, the Mexican president said he had seen opinion polls “where an illegitimate president (Boulwart) has the approval of 15 percent of the population versus the disapproval of 85 percent.”

He also said members of the Peruvian parliament had a lower acceptance rate, adding: “They are 90 percent rejected and yet they rule with bayonets and reprisals by force.”

Later on Friday, Boloart dismissed López Obrador’s remarks “regarding Peru’s internal affairs and the unacceptable questions he repeatedly asked about the constitutional and democratic origins of Peru’s government”, accusing Mexico’s left-wing president of damaging relations between the two countries for the “advantage of ideological rapprochement.” .”

Following the ambassador’s departure, diplomatic relations between Peru and Mexico remain “officially at the level of chargé d’affaires,” the president said in a statement at the presidential palace in Lima.

Dina Boloart took office as President of Peru on December 7, after Parliament ousted then-President Pedro Castillo, who was imprisoned after trying to dissolve the Congress to avoid a vote to remove him from office.

Since then, demonstrations have been held for almost three months, resulting in the deaths of 60 people, 48 of them in direct clashes with the police. A police officer burned to death in a patrol car.

López Obrador has long expressed support for the socialist Castillo.

Source: Associated Press

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