The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed on Wednesday that the wife of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, Lilia Paredes, and their children, Arnold and Alondra Castillo, arrived in Mexico City along with the ambassador of Mexico in Lima, Pablo Monroy.
“(To inform you that) Ambassador Pablo Monroy, Lilia Paredes, his wife (de Castillo), Arnold and Alondra Castillo arrived in Mexico City, at 07.51 in the morning (local time), from Lima, Peru. Welcome Pablo Monroy, ambassador, patriot,” the president said during his morning press conference.
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Paredes left this morning from the Jorge Chavez airport, which serves Lima, where she was rebuked by several passengers who also came to take a flight.
The Peruvian government declared Monroy persona non grata on Tuesday and gave him 72 hours to leave the Andean country in response to the “interference” that they consider the Mexican “high authorities” have made and also granted a safe conduct to the family of the former president to go to this country, which has granted them asylum.
Canal N reported that the delegation left the residence of the Mexican ambassador in Lima accompanied by bodyguards and, upon arriving at the airport, Paredes was rebuked by several passengers who called her a “scoundrel.”
Peruvian Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi said Tuesday in a statement to the press that “the Government of Peru has declared the Mexican ambassador to Peru, Pablo Monroy, persona non grata for the repeated expressions of the highest authorities of that country (…) that constitute interference” in the internal affairs of the Andean nation.
In addition, Gervasi announced that the government granted safe conduct to Paredes and his children to go to Mexico and said that he informed the Government of that nation that Castillo’s wife is being investigated for a common crime and that there is no “political persecution.”
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