The Peruvian Congress on Thursday declared Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador persona non grata for his statements about Peruvian President Dina Boluarte.
A. Obrador called D. Boluarte a “usurper” and refused to hand over to her the presidency of the Latin American trading bloc of the Pacific Alliance.
Boluarte took power after left-leaning former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was ousted and arrested last December for attempting to dissolve parliament and rule the country by decree.
Mr. Castillo’s deportation has been criticized by leftist Latin American allies, including Mexico, which has granted asylum to Mr. Castillo’s wife and children.
In February, Boluarte announced the recall of Peru’s ambassador to Mexico, and earlier this month Obrador refused to hand over Peru’s proposed chairmanship of the Pacific alliance, arguing that Boluarte was not the rightful president.
On Thursday, Peru’s parliament voted 65 to 40 with two abstentions to approve a motion against Obrador for what they called a violation of the “principle of non-interference in the affairs of another state.”
The proposal instructs the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior to “take the necessary measures to prevent the Mexican President from entering the territory of the country”.
Source: The Delfi