Pedro Castillo remains Peru’s president: AMLO

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that for Mexico, Pedro Castillo remains the president of Peru and that the authorities who hold power must recognize that he was elected by popular vote and reverse his dismissal.
During his morning conference, López Obrador said that recognition (to other governments) does not exist in Mexican diplomacy, “it is contrary to our tradition,” so he does not recognize the administration of Dina Boluarte.
“What our diplomacy is doing is analyzing, joining with other nations, and respecting human rights,” he said.

When asked if Mexico recognizes the government of Dina Boluarte in Peru, @lopezobrador_ points out that “recognition does not exist in Mexican diplomacy,” and that since Pedro Castillo “won democratically” the will of the people must be respected and “he cannot be dismissed.”
— Political Animal (@Pajaropolitico) December 13, 2022

Yesterday, the leftist governments of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Bolivia asked the current government of Peru to respect the vote that brought Pedro Castillo to the presidency in 2021.
“We urge those who make up the institutions to refrain from reversing the popular will expressed with free suffrage,” the joint statement read.

The governments of the four countries called to respect the human rights of the former president, as well as judicial protection, as they maintained that he was a victim of harassment in his mandate, before being dismissed on December 7, for “moral incapacity” after he announced the dissolution of the Chamber and the establishment of a “government of exception”.
For Mexico, is Pedro Castillo still the president?, the press asked.
“Yes, we just said it in the document. Until they solve it, in terms of legality,” he replied.
He indicated that the diplomatic relations of his government with that of Peru are “on pause” and that the embassy of our country will not withdraw for the time being.
Likewise, López Obrador said that the political “instability” that Peru is experiencing is the fault of the “political leadership, economic interests and the media.”

.@lopezobrador_ assures that the political “instability” that Peru is experiencing is the fault of the “political leadership, economic interests and the media.”
— Political Animal (@Pajaropolitico) December 13, 2022

Read: Peru’s President Dina Boluarte Installs Cabinet Amid Protests
Seven dead in Peru 
Seven demonstrators died during protests in Peru demanding the resignation of Dina Boluarte, despite the president’s proposal to advance elections to April 2024.
Boluarte’s announcement to send to Congress a bill to bring forward two years the elections scheduled for 2016 angered the protesters, who demand the release of the ousted president, Pedro Castillo, the closure of parliament and immediate elections.
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