Peru accuses Mexico of interference, summons ambassador
Mexican ambassador Pablo Monroy has been summoned.
Rejecting statements of Mexican authorities, Peru's Foreign Ministry has summoned Mexican ambassador Pablo Monroy over statements that run along the lines of interference in internal affairs.
"The expressions of the Mexican authorities constitute an interference in the internal affairs of Peru, and are not consistent with the events that have occurred in recent days," the foreign ministry said on Friday, adding that it has summoned Mexican Ambassador to Peru, Pablo Monroy.
Marcelo Embrard, Mexican Foreign Secretary, reported that Monroy met with impeached Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, confirming that the president is looking to request political asylum in Mexico.
On Wednesday, the Peruvian parliament impeached Castillo, with Vice President Dina Boluarte taking an oath as the new president just within a couple of hours of the impeachment vote. Boluarte is to serve as the country's president until July 2026.
Castillo attempted to dissolve the parliament but was arrested after an impeachment vote took place in parliament. The Peruvian prosecutor's office, then, launched a criminal case against Castillo on charges of a coup attempt and crimes against the state.
On Wednesday, Ebrard said that Mexico deplored the political upheaval in Peru and wished "respect for democracy and human rights for the benefit of this brotherly nation."
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has asserted that Castillo's human rights should be respected and that his family to be protected.