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Former Peruvian President seeks asylum in Mexico

Former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, who was dismissed by the parliament he wanted to dissolve, asked for asylum in Mexico yesterday.

Former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, who was detained in the Barbadillo Prison in Lima, the capital of Peru, requested asylum from Mexico yesterday through his lawyer. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard made a statement on the subject yesterday and stated that Catillo first called Pablo Monroy, Mexico’s Ambassador to Lima, to seek asylum, but was then detained.

Stating that Ambassador Monroy later visited Castillo at the place where he was detained, Minister Ebrard announced that Castillo’s lawyer sent a letter to the Embassy stating his right to official asylum. Mexican Foreign Minister Ebrard stated that “Castillo submitted his asylum request to the Mexican Embassy this morning (02:00)” and emphasized that they started to meet with the Peruvian authorities. MEXICO PRESIDENT OBRADOR: HE WORKED IN A HOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in his daily press yesterday. Touching on the issue at the meeting, he announced that they would not interfere in Peru’s internal affairs. Emphasizing that Castillo has presided over “in an atmosphere of conflict and hostility” since he won the election, President Obrador emphasized that the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs will handle Castillo’s asylum process. He announced on Wednesday that he was dissolving parliament, learning that he was going to vote. Castillo stated that instead of parliament, an emergency government is in place. However, parliament voted to dismiss Castillo. Within hours, Vice-President Dina Boluarte was sworn in in parliament as Peru’s new President.

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